Sugar Creek Gem Mine, Banner Elk

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  • This was located so close to our condo! We paid $40 for the smallest size bucket which was still a very good size. It took my three children thirty minutes to go though the entire bucket. They each... 
    This was located so close to our condo! We paid $40 for the smallest size bucket which was still a very good size. It took my three children thirty minutes to go though the entire bucket. They each...  more »
  • Our kids felt like stone hounds when they pulled gem after gem out of their bucket. There was a great view from the mining station and all the equipment was well cared for. The staff was courteous... 
    Our kids felt like stone hounds when they pulled gem after gem out of their bucket. There was a great view from the mining station and all the equipment was well cared for. The staff was courteous...  more »
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  • Finally checked out Sugar Creek gem mine - perfect for the cold & very windy day we were having. They have an enclosed outdoor area that is heated! Definitely made it easier on us. Kids loved it & got lots of beautiful & big gems. Definitely memories were made. Staff was friendly & everything seemed well organized. We did go during a quiet week & I know they get extra busy during weekends & holidays / prime visitor season. They are right across the road from the entrance to Sugar Mountain Ski Resort / next to Extreme
  • This place was WONDERFUL. The prices were very reasonable. We got a major haul and it was all gorgeous. The stuff inside the store is also cute and well priced. Loved it and highly recommend to anyone who loves crystals. Hours listed aren’t correct. They do open at 10!

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