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Moonstone Mines

Mitiyagoda, Ambalangoda 80300, Sri Lanka
+94 71 757 5840
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Hard labour

Was all about you buying the gems at end of tour. The men working the mine look exhausted and under... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Juliet G
Demo mine but selling on their minds

Unless your switched onto moonstones , then only average attraction. They show a demo mine. With... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Col A
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Monticello, Utah
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  • Excellent9%
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  • Terrible31%
4 Apr 2017
“Demo mine but selling on their minds”
24 Mar 2017
“Not worth the visit”
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Mitiyagoda, Ambalangoda 80300, Sri Lanka
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+94 71 757 5840
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was all about you buying the gems at end of tour. The men working the mine look exhausted and under feed. Very hard labour. At the end they show you them making the jewelry. I must say has turned me of jewelry as only a...More

Thank Juliet G
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Unless your switched onto moonstones , then only average attraction. They show a demo mine. With some gravel being washed including some rough moonstone in it. Lots of jewelry demo as part of visit. Selling not too hard though.

Thank Col A
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Although it was cool to see so many stones, the woman who gave the tour was less than interested and very pushy about us buying things in the end. Wouldn't recommend.

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Little to see all rather contrived .l felt sorry for the poor old chap who had to turn over a spade full of gravel as a tourist walked past.The gems are over priced and the staff pushy?

Thank Laboriedulot
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The tour guide was very friendly and explained all about it. But I did feel sorry for the man who had to jump in the mine to demonstrate. Although he did it with a smile I wasn't exactly thrilled he seemed to do it for...More

1  Thank MrsTurnby
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We were unsure about visiting as we had no idea what to expect . The mines are around 10M deep and 10M around in a bell shape a truly difficult and scary way to earn a living with the collapse of the chambers a real...More

Thank richJay
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Do not buy anything, they sell fakes - probably more so to tourists who they hope to never see again. This behaviour is a real shame for the tourist industry in Sri Lanka and I hope the Government will act upon their dishonest behaviour. Make...More

8  Thank Nita M
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Nice little informative place but the pompous guy showing us around was very pushy and seemed annoyed that we didn't buy his 'jewels' for $400...!!!! I bought the kids a (doubtful) moonstone that cost $220 but have a feeling I was ripped off.

2  Thank susanhasan
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I visited this mine on 13 November and bought a star ruby and a star sapphire. I thought I had a bargain until I took them to a gemological institute to have them tested. They were both synthetic . Caveat emptor!

6  Thank HazeHwee H
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed watching the process of getting the stones, it's only a small place so it doesn't take long to pay a visit. I found the guide to be very inappropriate. I was with my partner and he kept touching me and kinda flirting. He...More

1  Thank Zoe k
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