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Broad River Gems & Mining Co.

218 River Lndg, Rutherfordton, NC 28139-7390
+1 828-286-1220
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Fun for Grankids

Great place to bring the kids and the host is a wealth of information on gems and the local area... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Orange City, Florida
via mobile
Kids had a good time

The owner of this little location is what makes local. Well, local! He is a life long rockhound and... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2017
Brian S
Jewett, Ohio
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“gem mining” (3 reviews)
“bucket” (9 reviews)
“rocks” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
218 River Lndg, Rutherfordton, NC 28139-7390
+1 828-286-1220
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 February 21, 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 August 25, 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
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Broad River Gems is a great way to spend an hour with your family. I went with my 5 year old nephew and he had a blast. He liked the bear skeleton and all the cool stuff in the store/museum. Then we found lots of...More

Thank JenKE23
Reviewed June 28, 2016

If you enjoy gems, rocks and relics, you will enjoy this place. There is even a stone with a mosquito in it like in Jurassic Park along with other bones & such from dinosaur to look at. You can also purchase gem jewelry. The owner...More

Thank 1sttimevisit2015
Reviewed January 15, 2016

There are a lot of Gem mining places in the area. NONE of the other places have what Broad River Gem mining (BRGM) has. BRGM has a curio shop that will WOW kids and adults. Gems, Fossils, Butterfly and Bug collections, Meteorites, giant shark jaws,...More

Thank chuckland
Reviewed November 30, 2015

This place is outstanding! My family and I visited during our Thanksgiving trip. We were incredibly impressed with the shop and the variety of rocks and gems for purchase. We panned for gems at their panning station and even found some local gems. (The buckets...More

Thank Tracy L
Reviewed October 22, 2015

Nice for adults and kids alike to browse. You can "mine" your own gems downstairs/out back, and mostly adults were doing so...some apparently are regulars. You can buy a small to jumbo bucket of sand/rocks and mine them in the sluice. Fun

Thank Sandtom
Reviewed September 30, 2015

This place is like a museum! Don’t miss it! Very cool, especially out in the middle of Green Hill! There is the most incredible collection of rocks, gems and unique stones from around the world. It’s a hidden gem!

Thank Kudzwho
Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

The kids had fun mining thru the buckets for the rocks. We have done several of these and this one seemed to be more authentic. They got some really good rocks that were deep and rich in color. I can't wait to polish and clean...More

Thank SCh2ofowler
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