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Come experience the excitement of prospecting for gemstones! We are located on the banks of the Rocky Broad River in historic Chimney Rock Village (just 20 minutes from Asheville). Rock & minerals of all kinds have been found like:Emerald, Ruby...more
My husband and I went today and it was just a blast! We bought a regular size bucket each, and proceeded to have the best time of our trip, acting like little kids, getting excited about finding gems! And we found some doozies! Every bucket...More
This place was not bad. You have a nice view of the river, and kids really enjoyed it. I thought the prices were a tad high ($9 for a really small bucket), but the kids did find a good variety of stones, along with one...More
I took a friend’s daughter to Chimney Rock gemstone mine and we both had such a great day. Chimney Rock Gem stone mine is in Chimney Rock town, a short walk from Chimney Rock State Park. They do have 2 stores across from each other...More
My wife and I tried our hands at sifting for gems. We had such fun finding treasure nuggets we bought another bucket and did it again. We were pleased that Chimney Rock Gem Stone Mine gives you a positive experience. We both were happier for...More
My 3 year old found a large geode in one of the 55 dollar buckets and was amazed. They broke it open for her for free and she loved it. We all ended up having a great time and the staff was very knowledgeable and...More
My 4 year old son loved finding gems. He had so much fun, the employees were very nice and helpful.We bought the kiddy bucket then went back and bought a larger bucket, he found lots of gems, some where very large. He was extremely happy...More
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There are two ways to get to Asheville from this area. The more scenic way is very curvy and so a slower drive, but very pretty. I would allow an hour to Asheville. I didn't drive the other way, but maybe 30-45 minutes would... More
There are two ways to get to Asheville from this area. The more scenic way is very curvy and so a slower drive, but very pretty. I would allow an hour to Asheville. I didn't drive the other way, but maybe 30-45 minutes would be my guess. It's more highway driving.