About Old Pressley Mine
240 Pressley Mine Road, Canton, NC
Waynesville, United States 28716
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Google it or visit their website. Very good instructions online. The last little bit is rough gravel one-lane road.
First To Review: Connie W.
May 25, 2009
Bring your camera, and if it's raining, a poncho. On a pretty day, there are several beautiful photos to be taken. Don't worry if you're not fit enough to dig for the sapphires. Buy a small ($25) or large ($45) bucket and sluice the dirt through the flowing water until you run out of dirt. If you find a stone, it's yours! The place has a man called a "cutter", who will cut your sapphire into a mountable stone for $35 for the first 5 carats plus $5 per carat after the first 5 carats. In order to see the "star" in the sapphire, choose a round, not an oval, cut.
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