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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

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Address: 2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3108
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+1 828-692-6560
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10:00 - 05:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 05:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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At Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, in Hendersonville, NC, you become a prospector...

At Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, in Hendersonville, NC, you become a prospector from the 1800's and mine for real gem stones that you can keep! Gems that are found daily include Rubys, Sapphires, Emeralds, Quartz crystals, Citrine, Amethyst, Garnets, Adventurine, Sodalite, Opal, Fluorite, Aquamarine and many more! Our flumes are covered for your comfort and for rain or shine mining! You can even bring a picnic and relax at one of our picnic tables or by the creek! During colder months we have INDOOR mining too!Our Rock Shop is the best around and no one can beat our prices! Also, come pet our baby goats!

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Great people and great experience!!!

Our family decided to take a quick trip to Asheville and stayed in Hendersonville, NC for 2 nights of our trip. My wife and I decided to take our 2 boys, age 5 and 7, to Elijah... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Allan S
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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family decided to take a quick trip to Asheville and stayed in Hendersonville, NC for 2 nights of our trip. My wife and I decided to take our 2 boys, age 5 and 7, to Elijah Mountain Gem Mine based on other reviews on the site. We all had a great time and was actually able to find some... More 

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Thank Allan S
Lake Lure, North Carolina
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My 10 year old grandson was visiting from Florida & I thought this would be a fun place to spend the afternoon. It was really hot, but you are under a shaded area and they had fans going. We had the best time mining for treasures & they had a staff member close by to help identify the different rocks... More 

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Thank Sarah C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had a great time. We got their largest bucket and found some great stuff and they were very nice there would definitely recommend this to families and couples.

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Thank JPAllen1980
Anderson, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time gem mining with our grandson on Statuary, Feb 11. The staff and shop were very nice. The staff took time to explain all the gems and fossils that he found. Very nice day spent with our grandson.

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1 Thank erbrown58
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasantly surprised at amount of cool stuff for sale. Nice warm wood burning stove to add ambiance.

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1 Thank MATTHEW S
Dowling, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the day we were there it was rainy we still had an awesome time. We went with our Daughter and two grandsons. We did have a group-on to purchase two buckets to "mine". we had a grand time out the rocks from the sand. we found a ruby and some others. we also went into the store and bought... More 

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Thank froglady1963
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We read reviews online about this being family friendly and the reviews are correct. It doesn't look like much from the roadside but inside the place is covered with cool finds. The staff was welcoming and extremely knowledgeable. They advised us on the best purchase for our family and then guided us through the process, even helping to identify our... More 

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Thank gnphr3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We decided this year to think outside the box since we saw what little the kids got from "Chuck E. Cheese's" after you spend a couple hundred bucks to have your party there. And what an idea this was! Our now 8 year old little girl had the greatest time with all her friends, and everyone went home with at... More 

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Thank Stephen L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We showed up after the heavy snow that had fallen and it seemed closed. I parked and checked the door, being that we drove an hour to get there. It was open, and she said she was cleaning the shop. After letting her know I had 5 eager minors ready to explore for gems, she was all too eager to... More 

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2 Thank Andrew S
Shelby Township, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Along with the opportunity to mine for your own finds, the array of items available is huge! This store does not disappoint if you are looking for unique gifts or a treasure of your own. They even have Native American items. The workers are knowledgeable and kind.

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