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This is a great place to take the kids to do a little mining. You are offered up a 5-gallon bucket... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
Walter I
,
York, South Carolina
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Stimulation of sight walking into this shop !!!

Jewelry items from around the world, unusual beautiful pieces . Gems from nearby places. As senior... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Karen L
,
Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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218 River Lndg, Rutherfordton, NC 28139-7390
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Been twice over several years and always have a blast. Kids had fun and we learned a lot about the gems that are present in the moutains where we live.

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to take the kids to do a little mining. You are offered up a 5-gallon bucket with salted minerals in gravel that you sift through in a trough of running water. It is a nice shaded setting next to a...More

5  Thank Walter I
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Jewelry items from around the world, unusual beautiful pieces . Gems from nearby places. As senior citizens we were impressed with the range of merchandise. We had grandchildren visit the gem mining sluice later in the same year(they had a great time )

2  Thank Karen L
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

My daughters have been wanting to experience the gem mining adventure so we chose Broad River Gems and Mining Company. This place was perfect. Their store was amazing and the experience was perfect for my girls. I️ would definitely recommend.

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We took the grand kids and used the outside area to look for gems. We were not disappointed and found a bunch of really neat gems. The showed how the gems could be made into hundreds of jewelry items. The bear display in one room...More

1  Thank GolfRMA
Reviewed 28 July 2017

By far the BEST gem mining option in the Lake Lure area. The gentlemen who runs this truly wants the kids to learn about geology. He takes extra time to go over almost every rock they find. Large buckets are much better priced than what...More

Thank Greg Z
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We went to Broad River Gems and Mining Company to let our four grandchildren gem mine. They are four rock hounds, ages 4 to 8. They loved every minute, sifting through two seeded buckets each. The owner took time to educate them about their finds,...More

Thank clshea2014
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to bring the kids and the host is a wealth of information on gems and the local area... Not too expensive and the kids loved it...

Thank rgchambers
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

The owner of this little location is what makes local. Well, local! He is a life long rockhound and has so many items for sale, but he also has museum quality pieces to view and appreciate. Kids did the gem mining. Yes, it is buckets...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Broad River Gems and Mining Co. is the best gem mining experience in the area! The actual gem mining area is open and not confined and sits along side the river. The gem shop is absolutely the best! It is not so much a...More

Thank Connie C
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