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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3108
+1 828-692-6560
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Super friendly, family fun

The staff at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine was very friendly. Our kids had a great time, we split a... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Miguel O
via mobile
Gem mining

We found some nice big gems in our bucket. Everyone had a good time. We've been to several in the... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Chelly55
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Spring Hill, Florida
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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!
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  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“green bucket” (24 reviews)
“baby goats” (19 reviews)
“gallon bucket” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3108
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 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!

2  Thank Miguel O
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

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!

Reviewed 26 March 2017

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.

1  Thank Chelly55
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

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.

Reviewed 26 March 2017

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...More

3  Thank dolly2805
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

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...More

Reviewed 25 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank melindaw266
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

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!

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...More

1  Thank klou62
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

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!

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...More

1  Thank apantuso29
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

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

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Fun place our bucket had tons of fossils and stones. Found a couple small ones that may be jewelry worthy. Attendant was very knowledgeable and helpful. They had a lot of cool things to buy as well. We mined indoors due to weather it was...More

Thank tw1956
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank you for visiting us! The indoor mine is definitely the way to go when its cold. The wood stove is great to warm up next to as well!

Reviewed 27 February 2017

I wasn't expecting much, but the kids (first-sixth grades) loved it. Each left with a little baggie filled with "gems." One of our kids found a megladon shark tooth that was about 3" long. The staff was patient with all the questions our kids asked,...More

Thank carolina50us
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank you for your great review! We hope that you will bring the crew back again!

Reviewed 24 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank Allan S
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank you for coming to visit us! We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves! Heather is amazing! Hope to see you again!!

Reviewed 20 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank Sarah C
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank you for bringing your grandson to the gem mine! I am so glad ya'll had fun! We've packed the store with more goodies since last year, so make sure you stop by and see!

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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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