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Perfect family outing !

Little River Gem Mine is fun & educational, staff is always friendly & extremely helpful ! We stop... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kris S
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Great Place

We have visited numerous times to shop and mine. My son is a rock collector. He can spend hours... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Samanthajobeth
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New Tazewell, Tennessee
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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
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+1 865-456-2601
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 6 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Samanthajobeth
ProspectorsRockshop, Manager at Little River Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Bought $20 bucket for each teen (12 yr girl; 15 yr boy). Great finds in each bucket. Beautiful rocks. Boy found a fossil. Owner was friendly and helpful. Spent time afterward identifying all their treasures. They each came away with two small zip lock baggies...More

Thank Elaine G
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

If you love rocks, this is the place to go. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I have visited many rock shops and this one is by far the best one I have found.

1  Thank pieterjkruis
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Our family loved this place. The gentleman was very knowledgeable and friendly. This place is hands on so you can touch everything. Any questions you have this man can answer them. We absolutely loved our visit here and will be back. Thanks for teaching our...More

1  Thank Crystal Y
ProspectorsRockshop, Manager at Little River Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thank you for the great review. We loved that you stopped by. We hope you continue to look for a cool rock wherever you go.

Reviewed 10 April 2018

My wife and I stopped at this place on our way to Pigeon Forge. It has tables containing every fossil and mineral type imaginable as well as random dinosaurs and other statues that are great to take pictures in front of. The worker (owner?) was...More

2  Thank Chris P
ProspectorsRockshop, Manager at Little River Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thank you so the review. We are so happy you stopped by. Our rock collection have been purchased over a 50 year period. We love sharing our vast variety of gems with others. We are always bringing new things in from our warehouse.

Reviewed 9 April 2018

Loved the older fellow working inside the gem store. He was very knowledgeable. I wish things were a little better marked so customers didn't have to play the guessing game. The more expensive pieces are kept inside. You can buy large by the pound pieces...More

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ProspectorsRockshop, Manager at Little River Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

We are glad you stopped. Thanks for your suggestions.

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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.
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Justlera
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.
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