Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine

Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine: Hours, Address, Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine Reviews: 4.5/5

Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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, Garnet, Peridot, Amethyst,and many more! We provide the equipment & we guarantee a find every time.
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Karen R
Rockledge, Florida23 contributions
A "must do" for the kids!
Aug 2021
This is a definite MUST if you have children! Without any prompting our 12 yr old grandson said, "this is a definite 10!" We bought the family bucket and he and his 10 yr old brother proceeded to dig, wash and exclaim! There was one hand sized crystal in the bucket that was stunning and then probably 40-50 other gems/stones that they found. They were completely enthralled and had a great time! Money VERY well spent to see the fun they had! The shop itself is full of wonderful rocks/gems/jewelry. Well worth your visit!
Written 5 September 2021
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mermaid82001
Templeton, CA335 contributions
Dizzying array of gems
Jun 2021
If you're a rock person, this is the place for you. Dizzying array of rocks & stones, specimens & jewelry, varying, affordable prices. Very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Written 15 June 2021
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Kate
Monroe, MI8 contributions
Incredible Crystal Shop
May 2021 • Friends
We didn’t do the mining experience, but it was only because of how incredible the crystal/gemstone shop was. Above the mine, there was a very large shop with quality crystals and stones of all kinds for good prices with helpful and friendly staff! A witch or spiritualist’s must-see!
Written 8 May 2021
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K_Jordan0
Jeffersonville, IN72 contributions
Charming
Mar 2021 • Family
Great time! My girls love gemstones! We purchased the mega bucket and came back with many nice sized gems and two large gems, they were so excited! The man running the joint downstairs took time to tell us about the gems we found and was very knowledgeable. He was great with giving facts and engaging the kids as he cracked open the million year old Moroccan Sugar Rock. He also packaged and labeled the larger gems for us. This place is worth the stop!
Written 26 March 2021
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Logan
Rock Hill, SC83 contributions
5/5 Stars!
Mar 2021 • Family
5/5 stars. Absolutely amazing! It was so fun and we found so much! I had a fantastic birthday there. The man working was so nice and knowledgeable. Can’t wait to come back!
Written 25 March 2021
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Brenda P
Wilmington, NC6 contributions
Fantastic and addicting
Mar 2021 • Friends
We had so much fun!!! A big shout out to Steve ...you were awesome dude!!! The location is beautiful as it sits right on the river. Don't miss this opportunity to grab some cool gemstones with knowledgeable help!
Written 24 March 2021
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Trisha C
Vidor, TX25 contributions
Short lived but fun!
Mar 2021 • Family
The amount of time it takes really depends on the size of the bucket you purchase but it was a little pricey for some colorful stones. The experience was still worth it and the gentleman running the place was very nice.
Written 14 March 2021
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Jessica N
1 contribution
Excellent family activity
Mar 2021
I came here with my 2, 11-year-olds, 3 year old, and husband. We had an amazing time. The guy who works here provided us with some of the best customer service I have had the pleasure of encountering in quite a while. He is very knowledgeable and very friendly. This place is awesome for families, especially children. I will warn you, it is very easy to find yourself wanting to spend more and stay longer. It is worth it though.
Written 12 March 2021
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Global160654
1 contribution
rude service clerk
Jan 2021
We went to the 2nd location at 374 Main street, Chimney Rock, NC in January 2021. The clerk behind the counter was extremely rude and not helpful when asked a question.
Written 9 February 2021
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Cat D
Michigan2 contributions
5 Kids + $30 = Great Fun
Nov 2020
It was late Saturday afternoon and we were walking through Chimney Rock, when our kids spied the Gem Mine... Now, we are traveling with 5 kids... Who can afford Gems? But, we stopped, strolled around and got pulled down to just look. (Yeah, right.)
Anyhow, we asked questions and found that we could split the Family bucket amongst, well, you guessed it, the Family.
For the next 25+ minutes, they sifted, found gems, ooh-ed and ahh-ed, and were happy, happy, happy. My goodness, you'd've thunk they just won the jackpot...!
I have got to say, we were thoroughly pleased with our purchase, our experience and the help from the young gentleman, Jordan, who kept 5 kids entertained, and informed, about their new treasures.
Written 15 November 2020
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Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM