Smoky Mountain Gold-Ruby Mine
4 locals recommend,
Tips from locals
Choose from a wide variety of bags and buckets; all equipment is furnished for free. All gem mining and gold panning troughs are covered and offer seating. Bring your gems to the assay office for identification and then utilize the lapidary and jeweler for polishing and setting.
If you've got kids, gem mining is a great way to create a memory and satisfy any potential case of the 'gimmes' they might have. We like this one and have found their buckets to be both affordable and filled with a lot of gems.