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Foggy Mountain Gem Mine

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Address: 4416 NC Hwy 105 S., Boone, NC 28607
Phone Number: +1 828-963-4367
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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I love doing this when I'm in this area. This was my first time at Foggy mountain gem mine. The staff was great and helpful. We found some great stone. I got an aquamarine cut and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love doing this when I'm in this area. This was my first time at Foggy mountain gem mine. The staff was great and helpful. We found some great stone. I got an aquamarine cut and can't wait to receive it in a few weeks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a beautiful display of crystals for sale as well as "mining" for your own. We got the largest tub and came home with 5 quart bags of nice stones. The manager and staff were really knowledgeable about the rocks and it is not at all "cheesy" like I expected. They are cutting and setting a couple of... More 

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Thank cddasher
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time. All family members enjoyed gem mining. The staff was great, very friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Daniel is fantastic! Can't wait for our jewelry!

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Thank LorraineCasto
Smithfield, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family visited Foggy Mountain on our last Boone vacation. We loved it so much we visited them twice on this vacation. We've been to several gem mining experiences in Boone, but Foggy Mountain is our absolute favorite. I suggest getting "The Motherlode" bucket. It may seem a little costly, but we got bigger,better stones and two gem stone cuts... More 

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Thank Brandi W
Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time mining for gold and precious stones. The pricing was very affordable and we did find lots of treasures we took home. We had a couple of items set for us and they turned out beautiful

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Inman, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We enjoy shopping at the rock shop. They also sell buckets of dirt to find gem in. Fun for all ages.

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Thank Grichd
Miles City, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Took our grandson for an outing. He had a ball. Found some nice stones. Going to make one a necklace for his mom. Prices were reasonable. Staff was helpful and friendly.

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Papillion, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

came to foggy mountain after reading reviews of gem mines in the area. This was a great choice, knowledgeable and friendly staff and we found a lot of good gems, and are having some jewelry made from what we found......great honeymoon reminder!!!

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Salley, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We got a 75 dollar bucket.The 3 of us my 86 year old dad, my son and myself. Cant wait to see what our gems will liike when we get them back

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Fun time! Great helpful staff and boy do I have some awesome stones! Can't wait to come back Friendly place for children adults families and groups would be a blast! My rocks bigger than yours!

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