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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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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
Their prices are high compared to other mines we've visited. We found quite a few gems and had a sapphire ring made. We were told it would take about two weeks to receive it in the mail but it took a month. The stone was...More
My first time at the mine. I was invited as a guest with a friend of mine who had been several times before. We got a whole wheelbarrow of rocks and it took us three or four hours to get through everything. The staff was...More
Return visit for us. Came here a few years ago when kids were younger and all of us had the best time!! Returned this year, 13 yr old in tow, and still had a blast! The staff is very friendly and very knowledgable. At the...More
We just came from this amazing little place. Our 10 year old son had a blast mining for gems! Micheal E was very informative about the gems we collected. Emeralds and other precious stones. I highly recommend stopping at this little place. $30 for a...More
We had so much fun and went home with some very nice gems. I have to say, I was so impressed with the quality of the earrings and the pendant we had cut and placed into settings. They were beautiful. The owners even sent a...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.