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Prospecting Vacations

Biggest online listings of prospecting vacation locations. If you want to look for Gold or Gems, this is the place to find your adventure!

Foggy Mountain Gem Mine

*buckets only – but mine trips available

Boone, NC

  • Phone: 828-963-4367
  • Website: http://www.foggymountaingems.com/
  • Length of Vacation: Few hours to all day
  • Cost: From $17 to $120 depending on size of bucket
  • Open: Varies by season (call to confirm)
  • Type of Prospecting: Gems – Emeralds, sapphires, rubies, aquamarine, tourmaline, garnet, amethyst, citrine, smoky quartz, topaz, and more
  • Equipment: Provided
  • Instruction: Provided
  • Lodging: Lodging close by
  • Meals: Bring your own, or restaurants close by

From their website:

Gem mining has played a vital role into shaping the history of the mountains of North Carolina. Today, you too can share in that experience in our clean, safe, family friendly environment. At Foggy Mountain Gem Mine we do all the hard work for you. Simply purchase a bucket filled with gemstone ore from local and non-local mines and sift the material in our covered flume area. Over forty different minerals may be found at our mine, and gemstone quality ore is guaranteed in every bucket. Emeralds, sapphires, rubies, aquamarine, tourmaline, garnet, amethyst, citrine, smoky quartz, topaz, and many others are waiting to be discovered! We supply all of the necessary equipment and provide assistance throughout the entire process to ensure that you find all of your precious stones. Fun for kids of all ages! We are handicap accessible and provide assistance to those with special needs.

6 Comments

  1. Sheilla Figgins

    Daniel – thought I would send you my email address. Can’t wait to see the rings you can set for Bill. For the past 5 years I have loved to visit Foggy Mtn Gem Mine and and stones found are outstanding. Love you guys!

    Thanks

    Sheilla

    • Dan

      Hi Sheilla, thanks for visiting my site. I am not affiliated with any of the sites listed here. I simply put them all in one place so people can find them easier. If you would like to leave a message for the Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, please visit their website. You can find the link above.

      Good luck!
      Dan
      ProspectingVacations.com

  2. Chang Aughtry

    Awesome posts on this site! Really cool responses. Awesome job!

  3. Gayle Githens

    I would love to come out to Boone. Are you usually open during winter? I’m thinking Between Dec. 23rd and Dec. 29th. OR would it be better to wait until Spring?

    • Dan

      Hi Gayle, thanks for visiting my site. I am not affiliated with any of the sites listed here. I simply put them all in one place so people can find them easier. If you would like to leave a message for Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, please visit their website. You can find the link above.

      Good luck!
      Dan
      ProspectingVacations.com

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