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My friend and I had never done this before, so we just got the cheapest bucket and were able to find numerous gems, even a few emeralds, garnet and a tiny ruby. This activity would be very good to introduce children to geology, and the...More
We stopped in because we have been mining before and the kids love it. We spent $14 on dirt. The younger guy operating the mining area was less than enthusiastic to say the least. When we realized we didn't have the first gem we asked...More
Kids had a good time, bought the $50 bucket. Found various gems but nothing special for the price. The older gentleman was nice and helpful for the most part but the younger gentleman wasn’t helpful at all. They weren’t really informative on what we were...More
This is a tourist trap type of business that basically sells you a few dollars worth of minerals or gems for $50. The kids have fun doing it, so if you can afford it - why not.
Just reviewed my credit card bill and the...More
Enjoyable time mining and finding lots of quartz, garnet, topaz, amethyst & citrine. Chris was extremely helpful identifying our stones & explaining the process of polishing & setting the gems. We thought it was worth the time & money!
Our family visited last year while on vacation in Cherokee. Our 12 year old son requested we come back to mine while vacationing in Gatlinburg. It’s a fun experience for every member of the family! We found a beautiful emerald this time. We’ll definitely return...More
We used to take our kids here and now brought our grandson. I wanted two bags for $12 and had a coupon. The man taking the money got angry with me because I had a screenshot of a discount coupon. He said he didn't know...More
Before we went on vacation, we researched and this gem mining spot popped up. It sounded what we were looking for and it was a very good time when we were there. We were helped in a friendly manner, and found some pretty nice things....More