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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 - 06:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 06:00
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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Best Day of Mining EVER!!!!!

This place is WONDERFUL!!!! Not only did the owners take time to talk to my kids and tell them all about the gems they had found, they also gave us a photo with the date on it so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rackaholic003
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is WONDERFUL!!!! Not only did the owners take time to talk to my kids and tell them all about the gems they had found, they also gave us a photo with the date on it so we would remember when we were there. We have been to other places mining for gems but Elijah Mountain Gem Mine takes... More 

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2 Thank rackaholic003
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words! We really appreciate your taking time to visit us. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a day adventure for our sister vacation. Our ages are from 60 to 76 and we had a blast. We were like little kids oohhing and aahing over the gems we found. It started to rain but we were underneath cover so we could continue. We found one big stone which the owner cracked open for us and... More 

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3 Thank Lynn O
Lyndsey S, Social Media Manager at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

We would also liked to have seen their Mom's face - what a perfect gift! Gem mining is definitely an activity you can enjoy at any age and we are so glad that we were able to be a part of your sisters vacation. Thank you so much for coming in! More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went this weekend with my kids and they all had a blast. Very helpful staff. We brought lunch and ate it at the picnic tables by the creek. The creek is very small and not impressive, but the space is nice and the kids could run around.

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Thank Tara P
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting! Yes. We just opened the creek area and are in process of making it fantastic!! Glad you had a good time More 

Spartanburg, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let the kids get a little dirty (not much) and enjoy some tactile stimulation as they "mine" for gems. The facilities are easy-to-use for little ones, (we took 6-year-olds,) and the reasonably-priced buckets are generously "salted." Your little one will come a way with a good memory and a nice bags of gems!

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Thank DrNickatNite
Lyndsey S, Social Media Manager at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming in this month! We are glad you & your family had a good time. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine was very friendly. Our kids had a great time, we split a green bucket between 4 kids and they all got a lot of stones and treasures. And the were all very impressed by the geode cracking!

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2 Thank Miguel O
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine! We appreciate you taking time. You picked a great bucket in the Green Giant. Glad you had a fun time! Please visit again when you can! More 

Spring Hill, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found some nice big gems in our bucket. Everyone had a good time. We've been to several in the area over the past 7years but Elijah Mountain Gem mine has yielded the best result.

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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Elijah Mountain Gem Mine. It seems that you are very knowledgeable about the area Gem mines. Thank you for your kind words. You please visit us again. More 

greenville, sc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my 4th time taking students to this Gem Mine. To call it a Gem Mine is an understatement. It is a gem and fossil museum with no admission fee. The collection of gems, minerals, and fossils is stunning. If you decide to mine gems, you will NOT be disappointed. Every single time I have taken students, I have... More 

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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

Reading your review made me so happy! We are honored that you choose to bring your science class to see us every year! We also take great pride in being the best Gem Mine in the state and work very hard to make it obvious to every visitor why we have that honor. Thanks again! More 

Seneca, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time visiting with them. They took the time to talk with us and explain the gems we found. Will definitely go back with grandchildren this summer. You can feed and pet the goats and feed the koi also. We had a honking tub so it took us a while to work through it but it was... More 

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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

Laughter...we have a lot of that at the mine. What fun to get the Big Honkin Tub. That's a lot of dirt! Glad you had fun! See you this summer! More 

Hendersonville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Got Groupon and took my son and 4 1/2and 2 1/2 grandsons to the Elijah Gem Mine. We really enjoyed panning for the gems. The little guy likes walking around more in the beginning but later got into it. The young man there was very nice and knowledgeable about the stones. We left very happily with 5 sandwich bags of... More 

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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to visit us! The Groupon is a great way to try us out for less. It's only available for a limited time each year or so, so I'm glad you snagged one! More 

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

My Mom and I took my 11 year old daughter. We had an amazing time and found some real nice gems to take home! Joe took time to explain what each stone, fossil, etc. we found was...Such a great experience. I would highly recommend gem mining here! We will be back! Also, you can feed the goats, which are adorable...even... More 

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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

Glad you came to visit! Joe is amazing (and my best friend). Our #1 goal is for everyone to leave amazed! Thanks again! More 

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