Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, Pisgah Forest

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Pisgah Forest Gem Mine is located in Pisgah Forest, NC, 1/2 mile from the National Forest Entrance.

We have rich mining material from local mines and mines from Brazil, Madagascar, Morocco and more! Check out our website, www.pfgems.com for complete pricing.

Mining can be an hour activity or an all day adventure. Pick the bucket that is right for your family and dive in. Ages 2 and up have a blast. If your little ones get a little distracted, we have a sandbox and other kids games right there by the sluice so that you can keep an eye on them while you sift for treasure.

We are open year round with both INDOOR and OUTDOOR mining. We have a free picnic area by the river and great family games like cornhole and tictactoe for you to enjoy.

Our unique gift store/rock shop has local souvenirs as well as gems and minerals from all over the world.

Come by and check us out. Family fun is our specialty.
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  • Bought a deal off of Groupon, well worth it! Staff is very helpful and courteous as well as knowledgeable about the area. Kids had a blast searching through the buckets finding all sorts of different....  more »
  • Mining is always fun my son has a huge collection of rocks, gems, and shells and every time we go the mountains we mine.  more »
  • My boys loved it here! Will definitely return whenever we come back. We purchased the super bucket and the boys found atleast 50 precious stones and fossils. They are very knowledgeable and take their time to show you each rock. This is definitely a stop everyone with children should do!
  • Great place! My boyfriend and I found beautiful rings at a great price. The owner and her son were so helpful and friendly. Great atmosphere with great music, they even offer a veteran discount. When I had left my card, the store owner ran out to give it to me. I will definitely be back! I forgot to mention that they have a great selection of gifts that were adorable and t-shirts that I absolutely loved. Great job!

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