On your vacation with Pigeon Forge Cabins For You make sure you stop by the Pigeon Forge Gem Mine. Buy a bucket and then sift through it in the flume area. Have your finds cut and made into jewelry. While you’re there take a look at the free gem and rock museum. Shop for jewelry and watch other people sift through their buckets. This is suitable for all ages and is a lot of fun.
They have a lot of different bucket sizes and types to choose from. Buy a small bucket for children or a couple just looking for the fun experience for only $15. The next size up is only $25 and has bigger stones than the $15 bucket. Next are the super buckets. These buckets start at $50 and include a free one carat cut for any one gem you mine. The $50 bucket is 4 times bigger than the $25 bucket. The next is a $100 bucket that includes a free 2 carat cut. The $200 bucket comes with; you guessed it, a three carat cut. The next one is a $500 bucket that comes with a 5 carat cut and has many stones in it. This one would be great for a large family or someone who wants a lot of stones. They also have specialty and fossil and gemstone buckets. Remember the bigger the bucket the more and bigger stones you can get.
Once you’re done sifting through the buckets take them to the assayer (person who tells you what the stones are) and find out what stones you mined. Have them cut into whatever jewelry piece you’d like. Sometimes the pieces of jewelry you have cut will appraise for more than you actually paid for the bucket.
The Pigeon Forge Gem Mine is located at 2865 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, TN. Next time you’re in Pigeon Forge, TN make sure you stop by here for some family fun. Whether you get the $15 bucket or the $500 bucket know that many memories will be made while gemming. This may even turn into something you do every time you visit Pigeon Forge, TN.