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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
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We recently took two groups of visiting family members with kids for a fun time "mining". Both kids and adults had a good time finding rock treasures in a pleasant atmosphere. It's a little messy and a little dirty in this mountain themed rock hunters...More

Thank beck52
Reviewed 1 week ago

Buckets for all budgets. Really friendly knowledgeable staff. It can be a bit messy but that's part of the fun. Amazing amount of gems found in $25 bucket including Amethyst, and large pieces of rose quartz. Great shop to buy whole range of polished gems....More

3  Thank DownUnderMum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re visiting the Hendersonville/Asheville area, the Elijah Mountain Gem Mine is a must-do! There is something for every budget, and our favorite part was Danielle telling us about all the different gems and fossils we had found! Kyle was also great and our daughter...More

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

Thank you so much for your great review. Glad everyone had a fun time. See you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Elijah Mountain has chickens that roam around. The staff said they were security. Lol. Then you can go visit the goats. They love to be petted on. After all that activity you can look around for your favorite gems. Great place for kids too.

1  Thank lbowen32
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

There is a lot to do here at the mine! Thank you for your wonderful review. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only reason I’m putting 3 stars is because my children liked it. For myself, I would have put 1. The positives. The staff seemed friendly. My kids liked it (7 and 9). It’s in Hendersonville, so there’s other things to do nearby. The parts...More

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

Thank you for visiting the gem mine. Glad your kids enjoyed it. Sorry that other things were not as you expected. Everything you listed in your review has been addressed and corrected if needed. We hope you will stop in again.

Reviewed 5 September 2018

I would highly recommend this spot. Way better than the other Jem mining places i have been. The kids found piles of jems and one huge geod. We had two kids mining for over an hour on $60 worth of dirt. It was perfect for...More

2  Thank Quest362952
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thank you for visiting us. I'm glad everyone had a good time. The $60 green giant is a great bucket. Good choice! Come seee us again soon!

Reviewed 1 September 2018

Besides hiking to all the nearby waterfalls, this was our favorite event! The mining station is covered so we didn't have to stand in the hot sun. The employees were very knowledgeable and helpful. They answered all our continued questioning and identified the stones we...More

1  Thank Beth K
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed Elijah Mountain so much! We appreciate your business! Hope you visit us again sometime.

Reviewed 29 August 2018

I recently went back a second time. Once again I was not disappointed. We found lots of great stuff. Heather was AMAZING both times, she enhances our visits with her vast knowledge and neat stories. We also chose to have her polish some of the...More

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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you for visiting us TWICE! Glad you enjoyed the gem mine. Please visit again when you can.

Reviewed 28 August 2018

We visited the gem mine with few expectations. We took 4 of our grandchildren age 8 down to 3. As you can imagine the 3 year-old need lots of help, but all of us had a great time. The kids took their gems back to...More

Thank Carl S
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review! Hope you will visit again!

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This is just a fun place!!! The kids love to explore and go digging for precious “gems” and treasures! The staff were all so very polite and made the trip very entertaining and quite educational. We will definitely be back, the kids want to add...More

1  Thank Sandy W
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thank you for visiting the gem mine and giving us such a great review! We hope to see you again soon!

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StrangerThings12
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Response from monroeville890 | Reviewed this property |
We had ages 1 year to 61 year olds in our group and all had a great time. As to the kids they were really into identifying the gems so as to what exactly was in their haul, I am not sure. They were beyond excited and could... More
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sarah h
27 July 2018|
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Response from Dean C | Property representative |
Peridot is found occasionally. But not often.
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sarah h
27 July 2018|
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Response from ltower6869 | Reviewed this property |
Rubies, sapphires, emeralds, garnets, topaz, agate, amethyst, geodes, etc... They are pretty generous with their buckets. Not everything will be gemstone quality, but are still beautiful. We found a gemstone quality smoky... More
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