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Someplace Special Gem Mine

323 Rakes Rd, Shady Spring, WV 25918-8592
+1 304-575-9732
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Lots of fun!!

Went to the mine and had a great time! Farmer Joe and Jake are great. Go slow on the road into the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Megan B
via mobile
Someplace Special Sure is Special

My sisters and I visited this gem mine today as part of our sisters’ getaway. We had a fabulous... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MamaPenguin18
via mobile
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“a lot of fun” (2 reviews)
“gems” (13 reviews)
“joe” (7 reviews)
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323 Rakes Rd, Shady Spring, WV 25918-8592
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+1 304-575-9732
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to the mine and had a great time! Farmer Joe and Jake are great. Go slow on the road into the mine- and be sure to follow the website directions. We found it with no problem and had a wonderful time!

Thank Megan B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My sisters and I visited this gem mine today as part of our sisters’ getaway. We had a fabulous time. Farmer Joe is one of the nicest people I have ever met. The road back to the mine is a bit rough, but stick it...More

Thank MamaPenguin18
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We just took my son for a 3 day visit, we all loved it! We found so many gems, when we took a scoop out of the bucket, it wasn't are we going to find gems, it was what kind of gems will we find...More

1  Thank dave36645
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

It's really hard to argue with this place. A lot of fun, family friendly, for a very reasonable price. Getting there might put some people off, especially city people. Luckily, my wife and I both grew up on farms, so the long, bumpy driveway was...More

Thank David G
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Me my have had fun time looking for gems found a nice amethyst got it shaped polished made into necklace $20 plus $15 chain so not bad prices had great time will be going back before yr up.

1  Thank Jonathan T
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had a great time sifting through the dirt in search of gems! The kids loved it so much! There was a little shop that was able to place your finds in products, but they were closed when we went, I totally would have brought...More

2  Thank photojunkie101
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We drove back excited to mine for gemstones and Noone eas there but a doggie in a building and a few feral cats..called the # man said that we had to call ahead this time of year if we wanted access. .total bummer!! I hope...More

1  Thank aubpgh
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Had a wonderful time. Enjoyed our treasure hunt. Call ahead and Be sure to follow the directions to location. I would love to go again.

Thank Stephanie J
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Called as sign on gate instructed. Saw nothing but 2 dogs and spavined horse. Turned around and left. ? Knows what was going on there. Stay away Reminded friends of breaking bad

3  Thank mountainwilliam
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This was our first experience gem mining and we'd definitely do it again. Farmer Joe was very friendly and knowledgeable. He also made a pendant for my daughter and I out of one of the gems we found, see pictures. The mine is 6 miles...More

Thank laurier6109
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