• Showroom
  • Quartz
  • Motherlode
  • Facet
  • Flume
  • Ruby
  • Tourmaline
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine has been a favorite attraction of visitors to the North Carolina High Country since 1989. If you have been to another gem mine, you will quickly see why Foggy Mountain Gem Mine is the best. A visit to Foggy Mountain will create memories that your family will cherish for a lifetime!

Gem mining isn't the only attraction offered at Foggy Mountain: we also offer custom gemstone cutting and setting, museum quality gemstone and mineral specimens, precious jewelry and gifts! We are handicap accessible and provide assistance to those with special needs. The Foggy Mountain experience has something for every member of your family to enjoy!

Explore our website to learn more about the great experiences offered at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine.

Winter Hours:

Wednesday-Monday; open at 11am (WE ARE CLOSED TUESDAYS)

*The gem mining process takes approximately 1-2 hours, please allow yourself ample time to finish. On average we stop selling new buckets 1hr before closing. During the winter hours, we may be closed due to inclimate weather. 

If you need any more information, feel free to call us at (828) 963-4367 or drop us a note on our Contact page: we love to answer your questions!



Come visit us in the lovely town of Boone, North Carolina and share the unique experience of gem mining in our clean, safe, family friendly environment.  For groups of 10 or more, call us 24 hours in advance to schedule your visit. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will make sure that Foggy Mountain Gem Mine is the highlight of your vacation!

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