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
About
Brevard, NC's #1 Attraction! Crystal Mountain Gem Mine brings you and your family 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!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • MIMom2Three
    Lansing, Michigan24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The perfect activity for a rainy day!
    Our kids loved the gem mine! We got the big green bucket for them to share and there were a lot of fun gems, a large amethyst, and a huge geode! Liz was very knowledgeable and helped us identify our gems when we were finished. Cory was very enthusiastic throughout our visit and cracked our geode for us which was the grand finale of our experience! We would definitely recommend to others as a fun family experience in downtown Brevard.
    We are stoked 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 25 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 June 2023
  • Bailey M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gem mining and great store.
    My 6 year old was so excited to go gem mining for host first time and this place was perfect. Chris and all of the staff were so kind and knowledgeable. We splurged for the green bucket and highly advise you do as well! The overall prices were great also. Really it’s a wonderful shop!! We look forward to visiting the shop again!
    We are so happy to hear you all 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 27 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 June 2023
  • Brittany A
    Fayetteville, North Carolina2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing family experience!
    Amazing place for your family. June and Cory we're extremely helpful and friendly making our 3 young children comfortable and even more excited to dig in. Both ladies were very informative about the gems we found and our kids loved learning. Our family has been to Gem Mine locations in several states but this will remain our favorite experience. They accept military discount however their prices are already really good. Thank you again Cory and June for the great experience.
    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 5 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Alexandra F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    10/10 Must Go in Brevard!! A GEM! Get it?
    Our little group just happened upon this spot and came in to check out some crystals. We soon realized that it had geode cracking and gem mining AND was dog friendly! The staff (Liz and June) were so patient with us. We were moving from activity to activity and asking a bunch of questions. They were so lovely and kind and fun. They have such an incredible selection and local jewelry we couldn’t resist. Just all around a really wonderful time and idk if it was all the crystals in there but HIGH VIBES! Thank y’all for making our day!
    We are so happy to hear that you all enjoyed your time with us! Thank you so much for the review, we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
    Written 10 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Rachel G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see if you have children!
    We came in with a very active excited two year old! Cory was so attentive to us and telling us what gems were what. Our daughter was intrigued by the entire shop and we have some cool gems to take home with us! Thanks Cory!!
    We are stoked to hear that you and your daughter had a fun time with us! Thank you so much for the review, we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
    Written 11 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Kara W
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    SO WORTH YOUR TIME AND MONEY!
    Such a fun thing for kids! I thought it was going to be cheesy and overpriced. I purchased a 5-gallon bucket for my 2 kids to share. They found dozens of great gems and rocks. They were so excited with each gem they found. It's the perfect thing to do on a rainy day or to break up your waterfall hikes in Brevard. June, Liz, and Cory were so wonderful to work with! They helped us identify everything we found.
    We are so happy to hear that you all 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 12 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 12 July 2023
  • Julie F
    Raleigh, North Carolina6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfection for kids who love rocks and exploring
    PERFECT for kids who love rocks!!! Kids aged 9 and 12 loved this place and we stayed for over an hour exploring. The staff was superb. Cory was like having a big sister to show you all the cool things you found and she knew her rocks!!! The green bucket seemed to be the best value for 2 kids to share. The bucket included a geode (geode cracking tools on site) as well as 20+ cool gems and rocks. Location includes a bathroom, hand washing station, and access to really good restaurants in walking distance. Go here - genius!
    So happy to hear that you and your kids enjoyed Gem Mining with us! Thank you so much for the review, we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
    Written 18 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Paul S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must if you've got kids
    We took our nieces and nephew there and they had a blast sifting through their bucket of sand and finding gemstones. No diamonds, but pretty ones, though! Yes, there were plenty to find and they each filled up a little bag. The shop has lots of polished stones and rocks of all kinds and we adults found it very enjoyable and educational, too. June and Cory were really helpful in explaining how to use the sieves and water stream to find the stones and without a doubt, a not too pricey outing and a must do in Brevard if you've got kids!
    We are so happy to hear that you 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 18 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 18 July 2023
  • TravelDorans
    Albany, New York24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crystals and gems and geodes! Oh my!
    First we just shopped. Their extensive collection of crystals, jewelry, fossils, and other goodies had us wandering for a long time! Then we watched the sluicing for a bit but decided to leave. We all regretted our decision and went back later. Chris and June helped us every step of the way and were so nice and welcoming to us. My friends and I highly recommend this experience. We left with huge bags of crystals and a geode for a reasonable price! Great fun!
    We are so happy that you loved the store and had a great time Gem Mining with us! Thank you so much for the review, we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
    Written 25 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 July 2023
  • John M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kid Friendly!
    This is the second time our family has visited. The kids had a great time looking through the large sales floor and then doing a little mining. The two employees [June and Cory] were absolutely spectacular. They were both extremely friendly and happy to answer the many questions my kids threw at them. Would certainly recommend!
    We are so glad to hear that you all enjoyed the shop and Gem Mining with us! Thank you so much for the review, we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
    Written 19 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 7 August 2023
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Elizabeth C
Norfolk, VA119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Had a great time with my 4-year old son gem mining. He had been wanting to go forever and it lived up to his expectations and more! June was great at identifying the gemstones we found and very patient with my son. Their set up was great - highly recommend!
Written 27 May 2024
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We’re stoked to hear that you and your son had a fun time with us! Thank you so much for the review, we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Written 29 May 2024
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Shastasky
Mt. Shasta, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Liz and Cory were really friendly, and very helpful. My wife and I took our 2 year old daughter to sift through some dirt for gemstones. She loved it! Positive experience all around.
Written 25 May 2024
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We are so happy 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 29 May 2024
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KringleHansen
Charlotte, NC4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Enjoyed meeting June, she's the best at giving advise on gem stones, and knowledgeable on the best local eaterys!! It was my pleasure to take time shopping at this store, it has gift's of all types and affordable. Thanks a bunch June!!
Written 24 April 2024
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We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you so much for the review, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written 28 April 2024
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Keleigh F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great atmosphere! The two girls working were amazing. Very knowledgeable about the stones and always checking in to see if you need anything or curious about what something was.
Written 14 April 2024
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We are so happy 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 14 April 2024
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cody
Lincolnton, NC1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Came in just looking at getting a few small pieces, very pretty and well organized shop! Ended up buying a labradorite pyramid, a rose quartz tower, and a green bucket. Decent prices!

June was extremely helpful/knowledgeable and friendly.

We will be back for these reasons!
Written 12 April 2024
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We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed Gem Mining and the rock shop! Thank you so much for the review, we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Written 14 April 2024
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Marc W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Really fun store and activity for the family. Tons of stuff to look at and the kids loved it!
Shoutout to @Cory for being super helpful!
Written 26 March 2024
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We are stoked 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 27 March 2024
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Lindsay
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Cory and June were fantastic with my girls! It was my daughters 8th birthday and they helped us wrap our treasures and wrote sweet notes on the bags. Kudos to the Crystal Mountain Gem Mine for attracting and retaining employees like these two! We'll be back!
Written 25 March 2024
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We are so happy that you all 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 26 March 2024
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Care N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The experience was great and June was helpful. We purchased the green bucket and found tons and tons of gems! Definitely worth the upgrade. We also got one big geode, which we got to watch being cracked in front of us. Super cool experience! We definitely come back!
Written 12 March 2024
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We are so happy to hear that you 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 13 March 2024
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Alice W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This trip was amazing, I managed to get a bunch of gorgeous rocks, I went with my boyfriend and we both halved a geode. Cory was an amazing help identifying the gems and assisting us with what we needed. I will definitely be coming back again.
Written 2 March 2024
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We are so happy to hear that you all 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 6 March 2024
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Samara F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
My family and I had a blast sifting through the dirt. We found rubies, emeralds, and a beautiful amethyst, among many other stones. We wouldn’t have even know we found rubies and emeralds if not for June’s amazing customer service. She was kind and knowledgeable, making our experience a win. We look forward to returning.
Written 21 February 2024
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We are so happy to hear you guys had a fun time gem mining with us! Sounds like you had some great finds! Thank you so much for the review, we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Written 23 February 2024
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