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Gem Mountain

13780 Highway 226 S, Spruce Pine, NC 28777-6343
+1 828-765-6130
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Unexpected BLAST for our entire group!

I had zero expectations for this excursion. The 6-year-old in our group loves shells, rocks and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Courtney P
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Detroit
Gem fun!

We stopped by on a Monday afternoon and nearly had the place to ourselves! The staff were super... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MindyLynn731
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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We offer gem mining at it's best! You can mine the buckets here at the flume line or you can take the 4 hour trip out to the mine to dig your own. The mine trips do require a reservation. You can do the mining at the flume rain or shine. We also have a General Store/Gift Shop, Jewelry Shop, a free fluorescent mine display, a picnic area to go along with the gem mining. We also have gold panning. We are located one mile off the Blue Ridge Parkway so there are lots of places to do hiking if you like. Come and enjoy a fun filled day with us!
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“great fun” (6 reviews)
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13780 Highway 226 S, Spruce Pine, NC 28777-6343
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+1 828-765-6130
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"small bucket"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had zero expectations for this excursion. The 6-year-old in our group loves shells, rocks and gems, so I was just "along for the ride" on this one. Turns out, I loved it and will be gem mining again in the future. We took the...More

Thank Courtney P
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fox1234, Manager at Gem Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! Thank you for the review. I'm so glad you had a great time and look forward to seeing you again. I'm sorry about the time before you all left. We have a display that we usually suggest you look at before you leave. Also,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by on a Monday afternoon and nearly had the place to ourselves! The staff were super nice. The young man (we forgot to get his name!) was great - he checked on us often and took time to see what we had found....More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We stopped with a family group of nine people and bought the $500 barrel. It took us a couple of hours to get through it and recovered a variety of gems and minerals. All of us had a great time, and some in our group...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We have gone here for many years. Dozens of visits. It’s fun to take family and friends. Panning for gems and then checking your haul for quality gems. You can spend a few bucks if you get excited. I usually get the $85 mixed buckets...More

Thank Donald W
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

This place made it's presence known (it is right on the highway after all) and we enjoyed it. There was a pleasant area to sluice your minerals from your dirt, and you could actually buy different types of mineral buckets (Something you do NOT see...More

Thank Connie L
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fox1234, Manager at Gem Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad to hear you had a wonderful time while visiting. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We have been regulars at Gem Mountain the past two years and would stop by every time we went to the mountains. This time I brought my parents, who were visiting me all the way from Singapore. Hours stated on Google said they closed at...More

Thank Cassandra T
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fox1234, Manager at Gem Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hello, I am sorry to hear you were disappointed on your visit. Our website clearly states on our site our hours. I will share this below. We do open at 9am so that gives you 8 hours of mining fun with your family. I am...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Loved this place and the experience we had “mining” our rocks. Would recommend it for anyone looking for entertainment and something g different to do. Staff very helpful and friendly.

Thank HTallman
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fox1234, Manager at Gem Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you and we look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I haven’t been to this place in 20 years. Prices are more but same family charm and great fun for all. This is a must do for any small or large group.

Thank Jennifer T
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fox1234, Manager at Gem Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

My family used to come to Gem Mountain all the time when visiting family in Spruce Pine. I absolutely love this place and wouldn't mind going back, even at the age of 21!

Thank Natalie W
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fox1234, Manager at Gem Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

I really enjoyed taking my class to Gem Mountain! They talked to them about how to find gems and even gave them a card with pictures of the gems, bags to put them in, and all the help we needed. We visited the rock display...More

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fox1234, Manager at Gem Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you so much for the review! We love our school groups and look forward to them when they come. We hope to see you again soon!

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tapathos
22 May 2017|
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Response from fox1234 | Property representative |
Hi! There is no set time to do the flume mining. Some people stay all day and some an hour or 2. The mine trips are around 4 hours. The mine trip does require a reservation. If you have any more questions please call us at... More
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arley g
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Response from Genie M | Reviewed this property |
This cannot be confirmed on TripAdvisor. You can call them at (828) 765-6130 or go on their website and contact them with your question/concern.
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