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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3108
+1 828-692-6560
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Best gem mine we have been to!!!

First I must talk about the staff. Very knowledgeable, patient and friendly. If you don't know... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
acepharmer
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Pikeville, Kentucky
via mobile
Mrs. Alice Williamson

We went to Elijah Mountain for a family outing of gem mining with several members who had never... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
alice8051
,
Hickory, North Carolina
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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 weeks ago via mobile

First I must talk about the staff. Very knowledgeable, patient and friendly. If you don't know what a gem mine is, let me explain briefly. What you get at these places is called a "salted bucket". What this means is you purchase a bucketful of...More

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

Thank you for your awesome review of Elijah Mountain Gem Mine! We love when seasoned veterans of mining come by and critique their visit! Our primary goal is for everyone, both young and old, to experience something they will never forget (in a good way...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Elijah Mountain for a family outing of gem mining with several members who had never experienced the thrill of the "hunt" before. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The management and staff were not only knowledgeable, but friendly and helpful. They also made us...More

1  Thank alice8051
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We're so glad you were able to experience the great things at Elijah Mountain. We do have a great staff that takes care of every single person. Our goal is for this to be the highlight of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Close to Asheville Airport, we needed a quick thing to do and we're so happy we did! In fact, we went twice in one week! The 4 kids ranging from 5-10 each got a $12 bucket. Each bucket had loads of gems in them! I...More

1  Thank Christine M
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your very nice review! #500 for us. Less than 1% of businesses in the world get that many reviews! You helped us make it there. Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had taken my 7yr old granddaughter to visit her Great Grandmother who lives in Hendersonville, this attraction is about 3 min from where she lives, we met up with a little girl and her mother who we met on the air flight down, The...More

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

Thank you so much for your kind words! Glad your granddaughter had such a great time. Also, am glad to hear you had fun as well. Most adults are surprised they enjoy themselves here as well. Looking forward to seeing ya'll again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place and patient staff! We spent hours hanging out and enjoying the afternoon together! The mining experience was awesome - even adults get carried away in the fun of seeking out hidden treasure and sifting the sand in the mill as you...More

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

Thanks for your awesome review. So glad ya'll had a good time and glad you could hang out for awhile! Hope to see you again sometime and be careful on that Harley!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I understand now why they are the number one thing to do in Hendersonville. My 4yo really enjoyed the place, as we did as well. Definitely worth the stop.

2  Thank David C
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review!It is our goal everyday that each person leaves happy and glad they came by. Hope you will return again when you are in the area!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son(23) is big into gem mining but also a little bit of a snob. He likes digging for the gems as apposed to digging in a bucket but my 6 year old doesn't care he just likes digging. The staff is very friendly and...More

Thank LAKRBLS
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review! So glad your family enjoyed. Hope you'll visit again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have four children ages 16-9. It is almost impossible to find something they all can enjoy. Elijah Mountain was amazing! All of them had a blast and they are already planning our next trip! The staff was wonderful, extremely helpful and exceeded my expectations...More

2  Thank timlennox2017
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your awesome review! We are so glad everyone had a great time.

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Loved this for our kids 7-10. Spend on the family bucket and got a lot of great gems . The guys at the place were so great , spent the time to go over the gems for each kid and clean and lovely facility ....More

1  Thank juniebee1
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! Great memories are our specialty. Hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 10 June 2017

We found this Gem shop in a brochure. Our 12 year old grandson is crazy about rocks and Geode's. Nice air conditioned shop. There is a small Koi pond in the center of the building with lots of fish and even 2 ancient Koi that...More

Thank David T
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the nice review! Our koi pond is fun to observe. There's about 10 koi and 20 gold fish in there.

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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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