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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 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
My son loves to mine.. When we saw the brochure in Lake Lure, we thought why not? Trevor helped the kids while they found the stones in there buckets and was such a help! Plus after your done, you can walk down a rock path...More
Chimney Rock is a cute little resort town filled with shops,, restaurants, and fun things to do. This is one of the 'fun" things in town that is right on the main street. You can buy a $9 bucket to mine for gems and keep...More
One of the best places for GEM mining in the mountains. They also have a shop with wonderful jewelry ranging from exquisite to simpler pieces that kids and teens love. Then there are the fossils, giant geodes, and other terrific gems. I can't get enough...More
We stopped in here and loved the environment! We bought pretty gems for our kids but there were some extraordinary pieces in here. The woman at the register was knowledgeable and so helpful with identifying what stones do what (we are learning).We will definitely come...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.