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Foggy Mountain Gem Mine

Open Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Great way to entertain the kids

Visited this and Docs Rocks while in the area for vacation. What set Foggy Mountain apart was 1... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amy H
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You get to choose the size bucket you want to sift through and the bigger the more it will cost... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New London, North Carolina
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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
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4416 Nc Highway 105 S, Boone, NC 28607
+1 828-963-4367
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited this and Docs Rocks while in the area for vacation. What set Foggy Mountain apart was 1) extra friendly service, 2) use of large gravel/stones in the bucket so that kids actually have to separate and find the treasures, 3) inclusion of faceting in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Amy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get to choose the size bucket you want to sift through and the bigger the more it will cost. Nice people. They give you what you need, you are on your own unless you have questions, and it's really fun for kids. You head...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Daria275
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

My new wife and I stopped here while on our mini-honeymoon. The guys were very friendly and explained in great detail just what we had to do to “mine” gems. I have “mined” gems previously but these guys give you plenty for your money. Also...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bear E
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Exceeded my expectation by a landslide- get it? Really you will find gem stones and learn about mining and how gems are formed and just a learning experience. The people are knowledgeable and very warm and friendly. We had a blast.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 99cooks111
Reviewed 11 February 2019

We only had a few hours traveling thru Boone, NC and checked trip advisor and they recommended this place. You will not disappointed as we panned for gems and minerals and the staff was so friendly. Lots of kids activities and be sure to have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DannyWasserman
Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

We found so many gem stones! My nephew loves rocks and he was so happy with his finds. They are very knowledgeable about the types of stones. And they will go through all the leftovers to make sure you get all the good gems. It...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SaMueller90
Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

I have to give these guys five stars. They were super nice and helpful. They had a clean store and explained all of the rocks the kids found. No hesitation in recommending this place to friends.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank morganrep
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

This place rocks, kids of all ages have a great time here and my daughter sure enjoyed her visit here she did buy one bucket and got some beautiful jams out of her for her efforts of mining. Customer service is great pricing is reasonable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maridale2013
Reviewed 22 January 2019

Family trip - stopped to check it out - wife had been here before on a church trip. Kid's loved the corndogs, we had the Naan cheese bread - it's killer!! Prices are fair for the area!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bob C
Reviewed 21 January 2019

We took grandkids and friends. The kids had a great time playing in the muddy water while panning for gems. They thought it was worth it, and I agree. The staff was pleasant, there was no wait, and the kids really enjoyed having their gems...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Carl S
7 January 2018|
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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
22 April 2017|
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
Katrina S
14 April 2017|
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Response from Gary B | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. Obviously planning is important and taking that hour or more to really enjoy the experience is important. I go in the mornings..best time and not so busy.