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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3108
+1 828-692-6560
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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine in Hendersonville
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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!
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“green bucket” (24 reviews)
“baby goats” (19 reviews)
“gallon bucket” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3108
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+1 828-692-6560
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a wonderful time at the mine today. My 12 year old daughter had a great time celebrating her birthday there and even my 15 yr old son had fun. We found so much in the green buckets, even diodes. Staff is super friendly and...More

1  Thank bobkatbaby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best time of our trip my daughter is 8 years old and she loved finding the gems! I would suggest go there to everybody and while you're there stop and see Joe he'll help you with everything you need and he can...More

2  Thank Normthecandyman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been twice and both times were amazing. The first time Holden sat with all 3 of my children (11, 7 4) and went through all of their gems to tell them what everything was. We just went back and didn't even consider going...More

2  Thank AmyO1975
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you chose the Big Honkin Tub! What a great bucket! The best bucket at the best mine. No better than that! Once again, I'm so proud of the staff. They try so hard to make every experience a great one! Thanks again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back from our 2nd visit to the Elijah Mtn Gen Mine! Our kids (ages 8 and 6) love coming and mining for gems. We buy the $25 bucket to share and have been impressed with the amount and quality of gems we get....More

2  Thank andreabrosto
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun for kids and families. Sifted through sand for gems and a geode. Also had pre-prepared gems for purchase.

Thank Don L
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again!!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I first went gem mining in Franklin, NC with my grandparents, year after year as a kid, and I was hooked. Even though my grandparents have passed on, we still come to the area with our kids, and gem mining is always on the list!...More

2  Thank Eric S
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! Our staff loves to identify our guests finds. It's quite the challenge sometimes. I first went mining in Franklin a few decades ago and loved it too. Now the best mining is right here! Hope to see you again very...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a long overdue review:). In June we made our 2nd summer trip to Pisgah, NC and had to make the drive to the Elijah Mountain Gem Mine. My 5 year old & I were delighted to see Miss Heather again as she was...More

2  Thank FortLauderdaleGal
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Than you so much for taking the time to write such a great review! We are honored that you have visited us twice. That means a lot. And thank you for mentioning our staff. They work so hard to please. Looking forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great time here! The lady was so friendly and helpful we loved it! When they found out it was my son's birthday they opened a geode for him!! It was so special and he was very excited. I would highly recommend this...More

1  Thank Veronica C
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. It means so much to us that you spent a family birthday with us. Glad everyone had fun!

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The folks there are super friendly! You loose track of time in the store because there is so much to look at. Our son found so many rocks in the mining bucket, he is 7 and was SO excited! They guarantee that you will find...More

2  Thank Jeremy M
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Glad everyone enjoyed their time. You're right, time can get away from you with so many cool things to see and do. Looking forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 12 August 2017

Our family visited recently, including my parents and our three boys, and this place was certainly a highlight of our trip to Hendersonville!! The shop is packed with all sorts of interesting treasures, right down the the goats and the shop chicken. The staff are...More

1  Thank dessaedwards
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this great review! Glad Elijah Mountain exceeded expectations. It is always our goal that everyone leaves happy and impressed.

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Roel V
8 June 2017|
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Response from Dean C | Property representative |
Hello. We do have a stream and occasionally folks look for gems there. We do have great group rates. Give Heather a call and she will take care of you!
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Live_for_vacation77
25 March 2017|
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Response from Dean C | Property representative |
Hello! I don't know of any NC gem mines that let you use a pick axe. Maybe Hiddenite but finds are rare. Most people there use backhoes. Good luck with the search.
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ekhatib
21 March 2017|
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Response from Dean C | Property representative |
Unfortunately not. We will run it again next winter. Come see us anyway. It's so worth it!!!
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