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Broad River Gems & Mining Co.

218 River Lndg, Rutherfordton, NC 28139-7390
+1 828-286-1220
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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 4 weeks ago
Karen L
Rutherfordton, North Carolina
Nice Find

My daughters have been wanting to experience the gem mining adventure so we chose Broad River Gems... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2017
Amy R
via mobile
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
218 River Lndg, Rutherfordton, NC 28139-7390
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 )

Thank Karen L
Reviewed November 24, 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 November 10, 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

Thank GolfRMA
Reviewed July 28, 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 July 7, 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 May 23, 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 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
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