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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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  • This was a great family experience. Jill was friendly and knowledgeable. We found surprisingly large gemstones and geodes. Don't make the mistake we made, and go for a small bucket. It's is done... 
    This was a great family experience. Jill was friendly and knowledgeable. We found surprisingly large gemstones and geodes. Don't make the mistake we made, and go for a small bucket. It's is done...  more »
  • Fun activity for the kids (and even the adults). My 8 year old son’s favorite activity of the day and my teenager had almost as much fun! I mean, who doesn’t love searching for buried treasure... 
    Fun activity for the kids (and even the adults). My 8 year old son’s favorite activity of the day and my teenager had almost as much fun! I mean, who doesn’t love searching for buried treasure...  more »
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  • Loved the gem mining at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine. We got the Big Bonanza bucket and our two kids had fun finding lots of different stones. The stones were big (some really big!). Gage was super friendly and told us the names of everything we had, then even took the time inside the shop to show our 5 year old all the cool stones there are. He was awesome answering a million questions. Definitely something we will do again.
  • My wife and I had a great experience at this gem mine. Essentially, you buy a bucket of sand full of real gems and spend a good 10-30 minutes sifting through it depending on the size you get. We payed 70 dollars for the “super” which guarantees some larger gems. We scored many beautiful smaller gems, fossils, etc. We also scored a geode, and a large chunk of amethyst to name our favorites. The staff were friendly and were able to help identify the stones. Would be a great place for kids as wells.

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