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Nantahala River Gem Mine

12121 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713-9156
+1 800-468-7238
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Amazing finds!!

$45 for a 5 gallon bucket equals a great time to lay in the dirt :) I have been to another gem min... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
trueblues32
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Jacksonville, Florida
Great Time! 👍

We weren’t sure what to expect! But for $50 for a whole bucket, we were pleasantly surprised! We... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Krys R
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12121 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713-9156
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+1 800-468-7238
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

$45 for a 5 gallon bucket equals a great time to lay in the dirt :) I have been to another gem min in North GA and Nantahala beats them by far!! Out of that 5 gallon bucket we, collected some small rubies, emeralds, jade,...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We weren’t sure what to expect! But for $50 for a whole bucket, we were pleasantly surprised! We had a blast and got a ton of gems! So exciting and fun!

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Never went gem mining before. The gentleman got us set up, showed us what to do and before long, we had two bags of rocks. Once you're done, you take them inside and they tell you what type of "gems" you've recovered. It was a...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

I heard a lot of stories of house this is fake, fake, fake, but I didnt care it was something I wanted to do and am very happy I did. I found quite a few gems and proudly to them home to polish to find...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Nothing fancy but pretty fun. I don't think others out there think that just because it has the word Gem Mine in the name that they are visiting an actual "mine" but, I did have to explain this to the younger kids we were travelling...More

3  Thank Nawlins4LIFE
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Large buckets with lot's of large stones making the experience much more fund for the family. The stones found were of a large variety vs. buckets with small planted stones like other mines. Owner very friendly and let's you go at your own pace. Only...More

1  Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Brenda will be glad to help you at 800-468-7238. You can set up your appointment in the pre-season and buy a 5 gallon bucket of dirt/rocks for $45! They also offer white water rafting. Can't wait to go!

Thank Zbison
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This gem mine was different from the rest because of the owner. He owns two real mines above the store. They gather and mine their own gems. He is also a gem cutter and I enjoyed him taking the time to sit with my boys...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is fun for all ages. Worth the stop. Semi-friendly staff. You never know what kind of gems you will uncover.

Thank parker467
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Great fun! Kids children really enjoy it. Everyone was very helpful and they know a lot about gemstones. Educational!

Thank Trg251954
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RickJanice S
10 August 2017|
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Response from Rebecca D | Reviewed this property |
its free to get it an yes you can share as many buckets as you want to buy, it really is a lot of fun, may or may not find a few gems, but like I said it is a lot of fun to sift through for your (possible) treasure
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lilacstranger
17 April 2017|
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Response from kalebellis | Reviewed this property |
Yes, he has an extensive collection of gems. He is also a gem cutter, so you will see lots of nice gems there.
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