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Gem Mineral what a place

Make sure you put this on your bucket list. Spent 4 hours mining a 7.5 gallon bucket. So many... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carol P
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Get a Super bucket and you’ll be super Mom/Dad!

We stopped here after a hike in DuPont State Park and the kids loved it!! The Super Bucket provided... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
hmlars
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Gem mining just minutes from downtown Brevard and Sliding Rock. Just a short drive from Asheville. We have the perfect bucket waiting for you. You can find Rubies, Sapphires, Amethyst, Geodes, and many, many more minerals and gemstones. Bring the...more
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3338 Asheville Hi way, Pisgah Forest, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768-9796
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you put this on your bucket list. Spent 4 hours mining a 7.5 gallon bucket. So many stunning pieces and a great variety. Christopher was a "real gem" very knowledgable identifying the piece. The owners welcomed you and enriched the experience.More

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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad you came mining with us! There are a lot of things to do here in the mountains and we appreciate you making us one of those. I am glad you had a great time. I am sure that Christopher had just...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped here after a hike in DuPont State Park and the kids loved it!! The Super Bucket provided about an hour of entertainment for 3 kids and they each got a lot of beautiful stones and also some neat fossils. It was definitely the...More

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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sounds like the kids had a blast. Thanks for making Pisgah Forest Gem Mine part of your trip! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 October 2018

This was so much better than we expected! We got the super bucket and it was well worth the money - we found large geodes, rubies, fossils, and tons of other things. Kaylee was extremely attentive and excited for the things we found, and was...More

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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Kaylee is a great mine employee. Those super buckets have some of the best gems and mineral I have seen! Thank you for the kind words and great review!

Reviewed 23 September 2018

We were staying in Asheville and took a trip over to Sliding Rock Falls National Park. On the way back from the falls we passed by the Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, it was right at closing time which we did not know when we pulled...More

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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

We are glad you stopped by to visit with us. How did the grand kids like the mining? If they split a Super Bucket I bet they found some fantastic gems! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is a friendly gem mining place with a store and a small play area for children including a pond with turtles and fish.

Thank Katy P
Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Did you get to feed the turtles? Thank you for mining with us! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have been to the Brevard many times but this time my sister was with us and wanted to try out 5he gem mine. We had a blast and we will definitely be back!!

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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for giving us a try. We are glad you had a good time! See you again soon.

Reviewed 17 August 2018

My two teens and I stopped here Thursday morning early August while visiting area, we had arrived 20 min before they opened but the staff called us over and said they were ready if we wanted to start. We purchased the $60 bucket and shared...More

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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for mining with us! That $60 bucket (The Super) is a real "gem!" I have seen some great stuff come out of them. We hope to see you again soon and I will tell Al to go get you a towel next time...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

A fun way to spend an our or two. We visited on a rainy morning and spent some time "panning" for gems. The various size buckets of sand have been seeded with gems of various types to find as you wash the sand away. The...More

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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your review! We are glad you had a good time. Kids and adults both love mining. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 31 July 2018

Been to a number of gem mining places before but this was the first one I feel was very well executed and you get your money's worth. We got a super bucket and our two kids were really excited to find a moderate assortment of...More

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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you for mining with us! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

So I don’t normally go to places like this because they are tourist traps but my son who is 8 just loves rocks. I knew he’d love doing this and wow was I right! This place was great we got more than our monies worth...More

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Daryl W, Owner at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Thanks for giving us a try! We are glad you guys had fun. I will pass your kind words on to our staff. They are some of the best in the business!

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Roel V
7 June 2017|
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Response from Daryl W | Property representative |
We have been in Pisgah Forest for 2 years. We do have a stream that kids can play in but we do not mine in the stream for eco reasons. We do have group discounts and can accommodate groups up to 120. We are also minutes... More
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JSanseverino
22 August 2016|
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Response from DARYL W | Property representative |
We are! We even allow them in the store unless they have been in the river- that includes 2-legged visitors haha!
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Granddbabies
3 August 2015|
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Response from DARYL W | Property representative |
Prices start at $10 for a 1 gallon bucket. Our most popular buckets are the $30 Big Bonanza, $40 Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald bucket, and the $60 Super bucket. Complete pricing can be found online. Just google Pisgah Forest Gem... More
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