Two or Four Gemstone-Mining Buckets at Pigeon Forge Gem Mine (Up to 50% Off)

Pigeon Forge

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In a Nutshell

Mine through buckets of sand to find more than 20 kinds of gems—including rubies, sapphires, garnets, and amethysts—in their raw state

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Valid for $15 starter buckets; larger buckets are available for an additional price. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $17 for two gemstone-mining starter buckets ($30 value)
  • $30 for four gemstone-mining starter buckets ($60 value)

Each ideal for one person or two young children, buckets come with a trowel for digging for more than 20 kinds of gems. When you’ve found all there is to find, assayers will examine your stones and identify on what they are and what you can do with them. For an extra fee, you can have your gems professionally cut and polished and mounted in an array of gold and silver settings.

Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

At Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, kids get a chance to see what mining for gems was like in the 1800s, when North Carolina miners would divert a stream to search for gems. Visitors sift through a bucket of sand and pull out stones to be examined by the assayer, who determines whether the stone is a ruby, sapphire, or just an unpopped popcorn kernel. At the lapidary, the gem is cut and polished so a jeweler can mount it on a ring or pendant.

The rocks come from all over the world—although staff might playfully claim that they're harvested from the Little Pigeon River by seven tiny, whistling miners. While waiting for their jewelry, visitors can browse the general store or check out the specimens in the free rock and fossil museum.

Customer Reviews

Great entertainment for kids (and adults too). You have the opportunity to purchase jewelry made from your "mined treasure."
Vicky W. · March 20, 2015
My girls really enjoyed the gem mine! Love the fact you get to keep anything you find. You have the choice to have them cut and polished for a beautiful stone. And set, we choose to have them cut and polished and will have them set later.
Rebecca T. · March 12, 2015
It's a typical tourist attraction, but the kids had fun and the people were very friendly.
Jenna W. · March 3, 2015

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