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Foggy Mountain Gem Mine has been family owned and operated for generations. We are located in the mountain community of Boone, which is in the beautiful High Country of North Carolina. We are the choice Gem Mine in our area because of the experience...more
All reviews stones cut big daddy gallon bucket tiger eye mining experience precious stones rose quartz rainy day staff was extremely helpful great fun for kids fun activity a lot of fun whole family can't wait to go back mines polished jewelry
The adults enjoyed this as much as my teenager. Bought the small bucket for $30. Found lots of stones. Had an amethyst ring and a sodalite pendant (both set in sterling silver) made from our finds which are very meaningful souvenirs from our trip. Staff...More
Our kids were driving us crazy once again to gem mine. We had a great time as always and the wife purchased some earrings to be made and sent to us. We have previously ordered a necklace from them with no issue. Just a great...More
The kids enjoyed their 5-gallon bucket worth of gem mining. Our son loves geology and had a really good time sharing his knowledge with our family. It was his peak of the trip! Staff were friendly and knowledgeable but felt like we got the same...More
This was a great activity to do with the kids. Our two kids shared a bucket. At the end of mining our bucket they went through all the gems and told us what they were. That was really cool. You have the option for them...More
We did a middle sized bucket with our two kids and it was perfect! They had a wonderful time and it got my 12 year old interested in geology! The staff do a great job of educating in a fun way. Highly recommend for all...More
Gem mining is great fun especially when you uncover a gigantic ruby or emerald.
We got lucky at this place and found some great stones. The staff is available to help identify the good ones and give you a good price for turning what you...More
My daughter and I stopped here on our way home and loved it! We found so many stones and the staff was very friendly and explained everything to us before and after we found the stones. Plan on returning next time we are in town.
We stayed the night in Boone and the wife decided this would be a great stop before extending our Blue Ridge Parkway odyssey. I had no idea. We were the only ones (of 3) who didn't have a kid, so I felt out of place....More
I took a friend this weekend who had never experienced gem mining and she was like a 9 year old child. We shared a Big Daddy bucket and found so many nice gems, ordered a few each to be mailed to our addresses in a...More
This is a very basic gem mining facility when compared to others my family has visited. The prices seemed a little higher than normal and we did not leave with as many gems as we are used to. In addition, after we were finished, the...More
Response from Ambassador205589 | Reviewed this property |
You get buckets. Depending on the size is the price. We have done this for years and I can't count on how many times we have gone to foggy mountain but always get the mother loads which I believe is $110 a 5 gal bucket I... More
You get buckets. Depending on the size is the price. We have done this for years and I can't count on how many times we have gone to foggy mountain but always get the mother loads which I believe is $110 a 5 gal bucket I think is $70. I've been to all the gem mining in the area and this is far the best for you buck. Staff is awesome.
Response from featherlane | Reviewed this property |
You will be purchasing a "bucket" of rocks - there is a bucket size to fit any budget. One or many in your party can sift and find gems. You get to keep ALL of your gems - in fact they actually go through your discarded pile... More
You will be purchasing a "bucket" of rocks - there is a bucket size to fit any budget. One or many in your party can sift and find gems. You get to keep ALL of your gems - in fact they actually go through your discarded pile to ensure you didn't accidentally mistake a gem for a rock.
You can sift inside or outside (depending on weather). There is no "tour", but there are plenty of gems in glass cabinets and on display that you can check out.