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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3108
+1 828-692-6560
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Had a blast!

It was cheap fun- we had a blast!!! Definitely recommend this fun for big kid and little ones- and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ahorseor2
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Odessa, Florida
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Kids had a wonderful sluicing for "precious" stones

I was going to give a "Very Good" review yet my son insisted an "Excellent" review. So there you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TexasEyedoc2020
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Texas
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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!
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“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
LOCATION
2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3108
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+1 828-692-6560
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was cheap fun- we had a blast!!! Definitely recommend this fun for big kid and little ones- and there are even goats to pet. We had so much fun and a ton of shiny rocks and a fabulous geology lesson. Staff super helpful and...More

Thank Ahorseor2
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was going to give a "Very Good" review yet my son insisted an "Excellent" review. So there you go, the kids had an excellent time! If they are happy, we are happy. Prices were reasonable and their gift stone was chock full of all...More

1  Thank TexasEyedoc2020
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! Glad your son enjoyed his visit to the mine! Hope you can visit again sometime!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The kids love this!!! Our 6 year old granddaughter wanted a display box to put her treasures in, then looked them up so she could label them. Very educational and fun time!

1  Thank enjoyinglife50
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind words! We work hard to make learning fun. hope your granddaughter gets hours of enjoyment from her treasure!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

They take buckets of dirt and salt them with minerals from China and India. Okay for kids but overpriced for what you get. There are real mines in Franklin and other nearby places if you want to look for local minerals. There's no mine there.More

Thank Mish_the_Fish
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Okay for kids is right! Overpriced for what you get? Just look at what families have gotten: "The kids love this!!!" "I was going to give a "Very Good" review yet my son insisted an "Excellent" review." "We’ve visited on exactly three occasions and each...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Elijah Mountain Gem Mine is always among our “bucket list” of activities when visiting the Hendersonville, North Carolina, area. For the last 3 years, I’ve dropped my daughter Kate at Camp Ton-A-Wandah for summer camp. The first two years, we stopped at Elijah Mountain Gem...More

2  Thank WilliamELewisJr
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

What a wonderful story. I love that Elijah Mountain is an important part of your trips! Joe is awesome! Did you know he left the rat race of being an LA attorney to move to the mountains! Good choice for us! We live and breathe...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We've visited the gem mine twice in two years and a disclaimer: this is the only gem mine we've been to so I have nothing to compare to. There's also not many "attractions" in Hendersonville so that eliminates some comparisons, too. My kids (9, 7...More

1  Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the gem mines you get a unique expirence where you get to mine for your own gems! You dig through a bucket of dirt and sift through it and discover gems! It's so thrilling and exciting to find your own gems!you can find a...More

Thank Evy L
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your excellent review. We hope you will return again very soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our time here. Learned some new things about rocks in North Carolina. The bucket was a lot of fun. Everyone found a ton of rocks and were able to identify them as well.

Thank Greg F
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your time at Elijah Mountain.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As far as gem mines go, thus one takes the cake. Friendly staff, great selection of item and indoor/outdoor gem mining.

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

Thanks for taking time to review the gem mine. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment you walked in the door, you can tell how wonderful the energy is. What a great variety of stones. We had a blast digging through our big bucket and found some really great stuff. The staff is so friendly,warm and very helpful....More

2  Thank ronite2020
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine. So glad you had a great time! Hope you will come visit again!

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Roel V
7 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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