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My wife and I tried our hands at sifting for gems. We had such fun finding treasure nuggets we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Frank and Linda E
Great little gem mining place

My 3 year old found a large geode in one of the 55 dollar buckets and was amazed. They broke it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steven P
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“gem mine”(11 reviews)
“gem mining”(12 reviews)
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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
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397 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720-9700
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great little place and my youngest daughters enjoys the panning for gems and stuff. I’m don’t into rocks and stuff; but your kids will enjoy the panning.

Thank RobSC1001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Frank and Linda E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Steven P
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

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

2  Thank Iandoli77
Reviewed 30 May 2018

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

1  Thank radiobizgirl
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Beautiful jewelry and stones with great prices. Very friendly staff that answered all questions and just let you browse. Purchased lovely earrings/bracelet and geode.

1  Thank JoAnn C
Reviewed 29 May 2018

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

1  Thank delily
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Great activity for young children or anyone who loves gemstones. The price is worth it - you will definitely find some treasures!

Thank Bunnie1983
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

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

Thank ltower6869
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

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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Roel V
8 June 2017|
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Response from Angela F | Reviewed this property |
so there is a stream behind the get moving area free to use and play in. it goes through chimney Rock.
Stuart T
19 March 2017|
Response from Nursewhipple | Reviewed this property |
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
28 October 2016|
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Response from Gena B | Reviewed this property |
I am just a reviewer, not an employee of chimney rock.