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Lucky Lake Gem Mine

4125 Harpers Rd, McKenney, VA 23872-3337
+1 804-478-5468
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Fun, and a welcome break from the crowds!

The people running Lucky Lake Mine make the visit great! This is a family-run business with a... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Fun stop for kids

Kids had a fun time. The buckets are filled with with gems to sift through. Most are not from... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2016
John S
via mobile
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4125 Harpers Rd, McKenney, VA 23872-3337
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

The people running Lucky Lake Mine make the visit great! This is a family-run business with a flair for making gems and geology fun for all. There were several very excited young kids there having a blast finding semi-precious gemstones (and playing in the water)....More

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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Kids had a fun time. The buckets are filled with with gems to sift through. Most are not from the area and are added in. Left with quite a few gems. Opted for the $40 bucket since you are not allowed to share the smaller...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

This gem mine is a wonderful field trip for elementary age kids. The staff was knowledgable, friendly, helpful, and they seemed to really enjoy what the do. I will definitely be back!!

2  Thank Beth E
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Have been to Lucky Lake Gem Mine several times. Good family fun!! You buy buckets of several prices and sizes. Bigger the bucket, more money, but the buckets are seeded with certain number of gems. We always get the $100 bucket. Guaranteed 2-3 large gems...More

1  Thank Susan C
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

We came to Lucky Lake Mine expecting a neat experience, but we got so much more. The proprietors and folks that work there are so nice and knowledgeable about the gems and fossils they mine. The prices are good for the pieces and the sluicing...More

2  Thank Nick B
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

I have to preface this with the fact that my family is into rock collecting. I was looking for something rock related we could do as a family while on our Virginia beach vacation. I didn't find a lot nearby, so we trekked off to...More

1  Thank Val L
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Went with three kids 11,11,15. Got the 110 dollar bucket had fun, we drove quite a ways to go there. You do learn a bit if you are not already into rock collecting and mining. People there are very nice and knowledgable. You basically pick...More

2  Thank Lewis863
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Would not recommend having your best gems cut there. Find a local gem and mineral club to do it. You will get a cheap specimen in place of your better quality stones that they cut for 'free' here.

3  Thank c2sky04
Reviewed 2 April 2015

I have been all over Franklin county NC and to be totally honest none of them give you the return you get here. You get the best cut Beth can get and there was no paying for extra. We have seen 3 ct Aquas, and...More

3  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Wow, this turned out MUCH better than I ever expected. We stopped by on our way back from Williamsburg and we were so impressed with the gems we found...but especially how nice and HELPFUL the owners were, and Miss Beth the GIA (Gemologist Institute of...More

2  Thank Robert G
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