We drove back excited to mine for gemstones and Noone eas there but a doggie in a building and a few feral cats..called the # man said that we had to call ahead this time of year if we wanted access. .total bummer!! I hope someone was taking care of those animals!
This was our first experience gem mining and we'd definitely do it again. Farmer Joe was very friendly and knowledgeable. He also made a pendant for my daughter and I out of one of the gems we found, see pictures. The mine is 6 miles from the Sleep Inn & Suites in Beaver, WV. Follow the directions on Farmer Joe's... 更多
This is a real gem mine where many artisans and craft people spend hours searching through buckets of sand for gem quality or maybe I should say stones of sufficient quality to make pendants and other delights for sale at fairs and festivals. Unlike those commercial flumes with bags of sand for sale to kids that have been seeded with... 更多
Got to collect all kinds of stones, to make things out of, Very nice place and all workers are very helpful in helping you get what you want.
Brought our two kids 7 and 9, we all enjoyed our time. It was exactly what I expected, yes totally a pile of sand, but who really thinks your going mining in a cave anyhow!? We didn't end up with that many gems though, but luck of the draw I suppose. The experience was solid, I did find a very... 更多
Wasn't sure our GPS was taking us to the right place, but boy am I glad we kept going. This is hidden treasure, and my grand kids (ages 7 & 4) LOVED it! Farmer Joe has tremendous knowledge of rocks and gems, and this was educational as well as fun. We took home some beautiful treasures. He polished some rocks... 更多
Had a very unique entrance you wind down this one lane road and you came upon the gate you open yourself; but once we got there it was a lot of fun we took our three-year-old son and sifted through sand and found a lot of really pretty gems. Definitely worth the money we got four large buckets of sand... 更多