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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

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Covered outdoor and cool indoor summer gem mining all season. 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...more
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2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3108
+1 828-692-6560
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Saw this place while researching the area on TripAdvisor and then it ended up being down the street from where we were staying. Since it rained one of the afternoons, we decided to give it a try for our 4 year old. He enjoyed the...More

1  Thank atlmichelle4571
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our group of 4 adults and 4 kids had a blast here. The kids were very happy with their "haul". They can hardly wait to polish them in their rock tumbler.

Thank monroeville890
Reviewed 1 week ago

These people are the best! My Son-in-law is a friend of the owner and he prearranged a deal for us. We arrived with our 7 grandchildren and they were all set up for us. (Ages 3 to 11). Everyone was very gracious and helpful and...More

1  Thank 2Waterfall
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family really enjoyed "mining" for gems in the large washtub. Totally worth $150 for the almost two hours of working together and uncovering many (some large pieces) of a variety of gems. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful - even on a busy...More

Thank jennshaffer1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was even better than we could imagine! Our family had so much fun together. Our oldest who is 11 loves rocks and minerals so we suprized him with this trip....the smile and fun he had here was priceless! The staff were so helpful...More

3  Thank Nicole T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never been to a place like this, but we’re very glad we did. Looking for the gems is fun for everyone. And the staff was terrific! One of them was very knowledgeable and took her time with everyone, young and old. So we learned a...More

Thank DanlRussell26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A promise, an afternoon at Elijah Gem Mine will bring out the child in you, no matter your age! Fun for all and no devices necessary. I took my grands and they LOVED treasure hunting - and so did I.

Thank yonderways
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Glad everyone had a great time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both the adults and the kids enjoyed sifting through sand to find buried rocks. It's not that big of a place, but definitely a fun stop for all ages.

Thank callieMN
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to visit! Glad you had a good time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my granddaughter there last summer and will return with her again in August. Much more fun than I imagined. Got pleanty of interest rocks and crystals and had a blast. Reasonably priced fun.

Thank SwamiTommy
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Looking forward to your visit later this year! Thank you for the nice review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super, fun place!!! We have been here on numerous occasions while traveling to the beach from our home. It is a great place to stop for a break and some fun. Our grandkids beg to stop so they can mine. We have never been disappointed....More

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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your continued support of our gem mine. We really appreciate your business!

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Kora O
11 June 2018|
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Response from Dean C | Property representative |
Free mining is a drop down tab on the website. If you select that option, you will see a link to vacation cottages. If you stay there, you get some free mining.
Rachel T
22 April 2018|
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Response from Dean C | Property representative |
Yes. You keep everything you find. Then, only if you want to get a stone polished and cut, you can
Dawn H
1 April 2018|
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Response from Dean C | Property representative |
Sorry. No