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Little River Gem Mine

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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One of the BEST stops on our trip!

Id give this place ten stars if I could!! My three year old son absolutely loves rocks. We stopped... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amy B
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Wonderful and educational visit for the students! Kids have a great start on the Earth Materials... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“gem mining”(22 reviews)
“by the pound”(4 reviews)
“shark teeth”(3 reviews)
We are Open 7 days a week from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. We are closed on Christmas and Snow Days if we can't get in. We have a wonderful Gem mine with buckets full of treasures. Also a rock yard and store full of wonderful Rocks, Gems, and Minerals from all...more
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2189 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876-0503
+1 865-456-2601
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All reviews gem mining by the pound shark teeth rose quartz fountain of knowledge person working great collection off the beaten path nice selection for sale the pigeon forge area whole family year old son lots of fun gems walter minerals
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Id give this place ten stars if I could!! My three year old son absolutely loves rocks. We stopped here on a road trip to Boston to let him get out of the car a while. We stayed for 3 hours! He loved sifting through...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful and educational visit for the students! Kids have a great start on the Earth Materials Collection!! Thank you for ensuring a great visit.

Thank Experience793537
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We have a family of 6, 4 kids ages 5-9 and we all REALLY enjoyed our experience. The man was very helpful and very knowledgeable of every gem. He helped each kid with mining the gems. We definitely spent our money wisely. I would HIGHLY...More

2  Thank Kelsey K
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

I am an avid crystal and gemstone collector. I found this place while driving through on a vacation with a friend and I am so happy that I stopped! I found some great finds that I'm excited to bring home and the staff here was...More

Thank lizhaben
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Visited two years ago and it just as good as the last time. The owner spends time with the children explaining the type of rocks they have mined from their bucket. It is very educational and lots of fun. They have various rocks for sale...More

Thank 50Awm
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Little River Gem Mine is fun & educational, staff is always friendly & extremely helpful ! We stop whenever we're in the area !

1  Thank Kris S
Reviewed 12 July 2018

My granddaughter loves collecting rocks.She had a fun time mining for rocks here.The lady was very helpful in helping her and telling her the names of the rocks she found.The bucket had plenty of rocks in them.

1  Thank charlieandsusangist
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We have visited numerous times to shop and mine. My son is a rock collector. He can spend hours look at everything. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Everyone in the store is treated with respect. The mining is definitely popular for kids, and...More

2  Thank Samanthajobeth
ProspectorsRockshop, Manager at Little River Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

We are so pleased to be able to add to your son's collection. Being avid rock collectors ourselves we are pleased to see new generations picking up and joining the rock hound world. We know he will be a gem in your life.

Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is the best gem mining place we went to while on vacation. We went to several in the PIgeon Forge area but this was the best. They people were friendly and my son loved going here. He found a lot of good gems and...More

1  Thank Laurie K
ProspectorsRockshop, Manager at Little River Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for you wonderful review. We are so happy you found so many treasures to take home. We look forward to your return.

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We used to go to gem mines in NC when our daughter was young. On our trip to pigeon forge she wanted to to again (she's now 25). We loved this place! The owner was so nice, helped identify the stones, and the buckets provided...More

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Nina O
5 August 2017|
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Response from Aimeer985 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it was right outside the shop but she may have options for you if raining. I really wouldn't waste my money elsewhere as this place is worth it. Tried 2 other places and they were totally disappointing.
14 May 2016|
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Response from ProspectorsRockshop | Property representative |
Recently folks have been finding amethyst, garnet, several types of Jaspers, calicites and agates,healerite, rose quartz, amazonite, obsidian, quartz, fluorite, soldalite, selenite, and more.