Old Tennessee Mine Lets You Discover Hidden Treasures

I have seen signs for this. But, have not made it here yet.

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Driving through the touristy towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, it is easy to get sucked into all the t-shirt shops, weird museums and themed restaurants.  But if you make it out of the madness with only a few cheap souvenirs, you’ll be more then pleased when you reach the Ogle Gem Mine and Rock Shop. 

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The shop is drowning in wood carvings, gem stones, homey knick knacks galore.  I personally loved the stones and the landlocked surfer from Cali who I am assuming is the store owner, was extremely knowledgable about each and every piece. I picked up some Amethyst, Quartz and Geodes.

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If you didn’t find any stones that you felt would cleanse your ora (sucks to suck) then stop by their mining center. Thirty bucks can get you a bucket to mine through with the whole family. And don’t think you’ll get just a few stones. During…

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