Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, Boone

4.7
#2 of 36 in Things to do in Boone
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Est. 1989

Foggy Mountain Gem Mine was founded by Dana Morace, a classically trained pianist and RN(Registered Nurse), originally from High Point, NC. After retiring as a nurse, Dana discovered the art of lapidary, cutting rough stones into gems, and thus found her second calling.

Dana shared her art with her son, Nik, who continues to provide the finest in colored gemstones from around the world, in a fun, family atmosphere. Emeralds, Rubies, Sapphires, Amethyst, Citrine, and many more are guaranteed in each bucket of ore sold.

Once you find your rough stones , a staff member will identify them for you, and show you how to turn them into unique family heirlooms. Our jewelry settings are offered in 14k Gold and Sterling Silver at the most reasonable prices. Gorgeous mineral specimens are also available for collectors of all ages!

Stop by Foggy Mountain Gem Mine for a uniquely rewarding, educational and Eco-friendly experience you won't get anywhere else.

Buckets Range from $30-$325
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  • First time customer. We went for me and my husband’s 15th year wedding anniversary. Overall very knowledgeable, nice experience. We purchased the “big daddy “ 70$ bucket and I made a jasper, tigers... 
    First time customer. We went for me and my husband’s 15th year wedding anniversary. Overall very knowledgeable, nice experience. We purchased the “big daddy “ 70$ bucket and I made a jasper, tigers...  more »
  • A great way to spend some family time and learn about some of the beautiful stones that we might otherwise easily miss. A smaller bucket for a young family will do the trick, but I recommend working....  more
    A great way to spend some family time and learn about some of the beautiful stones that we might otherwise easily miss. A smaller bucket for a young family will do the trick, but I recommend working....  more »
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  • The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. This was my first time mining and I had a blast!!! Great place to go. Little tip though...make sure look carefully and look closely at ALL.
  • What a fun experience. The staff was very nice. We got lost on the way there and showed up very close to closing time. They welcomed us in politely and gave us the run down. It was our first experience and it was great. I highly recommend checking them out.

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