We were a party of 3 and inside the enclosed flume area. We purchased the $85 bucket (which really costs $91 and change with tax). This is the first place we had additional charges for tax on the bucket instead of it being included. You are pretty much on your own in the flume area. The buckets are cleaner, as there is not much dirt. Found some decent minerals and stones.
Went inside and 2 of us had the older man and our 3rd person had the lady. Should have just waited and let the woman review our finds. She was kind, informative and helpful. The man was disinterested, rushed, rude, and basically treated us like we were bothering him. Not sure why he does this for a living.
We have been to numerous mines in NC (Boone and Franklin areas) and this one was no comparison. We will not be back.
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