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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

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Address: 2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3108
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+1 828-692-6560
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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At Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, in Hendersonville, NC, you become a prospector...

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!

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Perfect for families

Recently took my wife and in-laws and all had a great time! Aside from the usual sifting for gems, they have a wonderful gem shop... very friendly and great fun!

Reviewed 6 September 2016
jrzinn
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Recently took my wife and in-laws and all had a great time! Aside from the usual sifting for gems, they have a wonderful gem shop... very friendly and great fun!

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1 Thank jrzinn
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope you will come see us again! More 

1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

My girlfriend and I visited because I love crystals and she loves goats. We got a large bucket which had plenty of beautiful gems inside. Then I bought a geode and had it cracked onsite (with the VERY COOL, antique apparatus). They sing a song when they crack geodes, which I found very entertaining. Plus, the selection of crystals in... More 

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2 Thank Tylar N
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Our family with boys (ages 10, 13, 15) all participated in a little gem mining. We all had fun. I think younger kids would enjoy it even more. There are lots of cool things to look at in the shop. They have panning available indoors and outdoors. We worked inside and were comfortable. The lady and her son running the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This was again the most incredibly inclusive and special needs friendly environment. We thoroughly enjoyed the gem hunt and when the bucket was empty, my little one enjoyed the sand itself. We received only smiles from the staff...no reproach, no stares, just smiles. When other patrons arrived, they were seated so as not to interrupt my child's fun. The staff... More 

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1 Thank HCazarin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

What a great experience. I told my wife I was getting her gems for her Birthday. Imagine her surprise! We had a great time "mining" for gems. Staff was so friendly and knowledgeable. Awesome store to browse all the different kind of gems and find truly special gifts. We left with a bag of all different kinds of gems to... More 

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1 Thank Dominick G
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We found lots of treasures. Our 90 year old grandfather sifted for us and was so pleased that he found so many colorful stones and even a mastodon shark tooth. He's still talking about the experience.

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1 Thank wilykily8
Lake Worth, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is an annual visit we make each year when we are in Hendersonville. They are AWESOME!!!! The staff is super nice and have always made our visit feel as though we are part of the family. The indoor mining is great during our winter visits and the outdoor one is nice in the summer/spring months. I have their frequent... More 

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3 Thank heather00ss
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I went here with my family and the experience was unique! Very reasonable prices. You should try it!

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1 Thank j0annagr
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Elijah Mountain Gem Mine is 45 minutes away from Asheville. I brought my sister and three grandchildren, ages 7, 8 and 11. We were enthralled from the minute we entered Elijah Mountain! Gems and treats everywhere and even some sweet baby goats and chickens! We bought the "Family Plan" and got four BIG BUCKETS OF DELIGHT! The children were totally... More 

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3 Thank bgr00me
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Jordan and Heather are 2 great women. Jordan was very helpful let me know what all the rocks in had, a great time. Heather was awesome she identify each Rock bagged it up for me labeled it and then also gave me a wonderful birthday present. Thanks ladies!

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