Crystal Mountain Gem Mine
Crystal Mountain Gem Mine
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Brevard, NC's Crystal Mountain Gem Mine brings you the unique experience of engaging in your own Gem Mining adventure! By joining us in our downtown Gem Mine - full of precious gems from private mine shafts around the world - you're able to mine for your own gemstones and try your luck at striking it rich! Just like a real prospector from the 1800's! You get to keep everything you find! Easy access from Hendersonville and Asheville!
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Gus B
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Family
We took our 5 yr old and had such a wonderful experience. It was fun mining and we learned a lot from June. June totally made the experience for us, so knowledgeable and courteous. Plus we got a pretty necklace out of one of the gems we found. We went with the 5 gallon bucket.
Written 16 March 2023
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We are so glad to hear that you all had a fun time with us! Thank you so much for the review, we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Written 16 March 2023
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Lynn J
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Family
What a fun day! The staff (June) & the guy who cut our geodes were so very nice & helpful. Makes all the difference to us. There were 9 of us ages 68 to 5. Everyone loved it. And the store was beautiful with lots to look at & buy.
Pup was even welcomed💙
Thank you from Daytona Beach, Florida
Written 15 March 2023
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We are so glad to hear that you all had a fun time with us! Thank you so much for the review, we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Written 16 March 2023
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Isaac L
1 contribution
Feb 2023
My sister always loved coming here so I had to try it for myself when I was back in town and can say I was not disappointed. June and Chris were working that day and they were so helpful and friendly. June spent lots of time going over all the different rocks with us, explaining the differences and how they are formed. And Chris was so helpful with cracking our geodes for us. He even managed to break one of my massive geodes into 4 giving my 2 beautiful portal stones.
Written 1 March 2023
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We are thrilled to hear that you had a great time with us! Thank you so much for the review, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written 7 March 2023
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JJ L
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Family
Was surprised at how much we all enjoyed this. Liz was extremely helpful…highly recommend when you’re in Brevard.
Written 7 January 2023
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So glad to hear that we exceeded your expectations! Thank you so much for the review, we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Written 9 January 2023
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Mollyfox92
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Family
Liz and June were so helpful and knowledgeable. Our family had such fun finding gems,and even got a few geodes. Well worth the price for a huge bucket, only $60.
Written 9 December 2022
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We are so happy to hear that you and your family had a fun time Gem Mining with us! Sounds like you all had some great finds! Thank you for the review, we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Written 13 December 2022
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Krystal
Florence, SC10 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
This experience was absolutely excellent! Very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. My 2 year old had a blast! It is in a beautiful downtown area and is indoor which was perfect for the cold November day! June helped us through the whole process and made it a great experience!
Written 2 December 2022
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We are so glad to hear that you all had a fun time with us! Thank you so much for the review, we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Written 8 December 2022
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ancyforbreakfast
Chicago, IL3 contributions
Nov 2022
Hiking around Brevard is spectacular. And yet, one of the high points of our visit to this area is the Crystal Mountain Gem Mine. The grandkids LOVE IT. You can pan for gems, find wonderful, gem-inspired gifts, and learn about different rocks/gems from knowledgeable staff like June. A must stop for every visit to the area.
Written 21 November 2022
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We are so happy to hear that we are a high point to your visit! Thank you for the review, we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Written 24 November 2022
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William C
4 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
We brought our 3 grand babies done the $160.00 bucket we had so much fun the girl named June was awesome she helped identify the rocks and was so sweet great personality. She really knew her rocks we will definitely be back
Written 13 November 2022
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So glad you and your grandkids had a fun time gem mining with us! Thank you for the review, we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Written 16 November 2022
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Fishfinder2000
22 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Repeat visit.
Brought the kids again.
Always visit here when we are near Brevard.
Friendly, accommodating staff.
Written 18 October 2022
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Thanks so much for coming back and seeing us! We appreciate the review and look forward to seeing you all again next time!
Written 6 November 2022
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Sonya E
Fairfax County, VA36 contributions
Jun 2022
We had a one-night stay in Brevard in June of this year. After reading so many great reviews of the gem mine, we decided it was worth a visit. At first, I wondered if this was more of a children's activity, but my college-aged daughter, husband and I had so much fun! We split the large bucket and came away with a great assortment of stones, including a large chunk of beautiful purple quartz. Holden was great - personable and friendly, helpful and explained everything found in our bucket. The store was also very nice with lots of interesting stones, rocks, and decor. Would highly recommend for adults and children if spending time in Brevard. And conveniently located in the middle of downtown Brevard.
Written 15 September 2022
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We are so happy to hear that you and your family had a fun time Gem Mining with us! Thank you so much for the review, we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Written 3 October 2022
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CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN GEM MINE (Brevard) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Crystal Mountain Gem Mine is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM