Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine
- General Info:
- 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!
- Extra Phones:
Phone: (828) 765-1081
Fax Number: (828) 765-0866
TollFree: (888) 817-5829
08/08/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This was actually my second visit to Gem Mountain. I regretted not having any stones from my first trip faceted or set. This time, however, I was able to have two of my new gemstone finds faceted (an emerald and a green tourmaline), and my friend purchased a beautiful ring setting for her pink tourmaline. We can hardly wait until our order arrives!! We enjoyed the trip and plan to make it back soon to hunt for more treasures! The staff was very friendly, helpful and informative and the gemstones are large and plentiful! I will probably be mailing back some stones from both trips to be faceted and/or set at a later date.