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Someplace Special Gem Mine

323 Rakes Rd, Shady Spring, WV
+1 304-575-9732
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We just took my son for a 3 day visit, we all loved it! We found so many gems, when we took a scoop... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Spraggs, Pennsylvania

It's really hard to argue with this place. A lot of fun, family friendly, for a very reasonable... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David G
Marshall, Virginia
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“gem mining” (4 reviews)
“spend hours” (2 reviews)
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323 Rakes Rd, Shady Spring, WV
+1 304-575-9732
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank dave36645
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
Reviewed 1 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

1  Thank photojunkie101
Reviewed 23 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
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
Reviewed 30 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

2  Thank mountainwilliam
Reviewed 8 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
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is a real gem mine where many artisans and craft people spend hours searching through buckets of sand for gem quality or maybe I should say stones of sufficient quality to make pendants and other delights for sale at fairs and festivals. Unlike those...More

1  Thank Kent S
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Got to collect all kinds of stones, to make things out of, Very nice place and all workers are very helpful in helping you get what you want.

Thank Mary B
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