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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

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2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3108
+1 828-692-6560
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Warm indoor mining open every winter day. 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3108
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

My sister loves gems, minerals and crystals, so we stopped in. Lots of fun even for adults. We enjoyed looking around and watching the kids mine their stones and watch the staff polish and shape their "treasures."

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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Thank you so much for your great review. Elijah Mountain is a really fun place to hang out. There's so much more to do here than just mine. Even though we are the number one Mine in the state. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Fun place and staff was very helpful. The stones that we mined and they polished for us came out stunning.More

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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Thank you for your great review. It is amazing what people find on a daily basis. And we do have our lapidary expert here to cut stones for guests on a daily basis. Unlike all other minds, we can often cut your stones the same...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

The whole family participated. It was a lot of fun! The place is very well kept and the staff are very attentive and friendly. Our pirate was very informative and involved.

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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2017

Great to hear you had a nice visit with us. We hope you will return again soon!

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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

We wen Elijah Mountain Gem Mine on 7/4, wow what a great time. All 5 of us split the TUB, and found everything from huge geods, ruby's, sapphires, a gigantic fire opal, fossilized teeth and bones. Make sure to make a trip here if in...More

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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2017

Thank you for the kind words. Glad you had a great time!! The Big Honkin' Tub is great for sharing! Hope to see y'all again.

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Reviewed July 3, 2017

A great experience with ou two young grandsons. You buy a bucket of soil that is interlaced with gems of different sizes. Small shovelful is soil is put into a screened sifter box, then placed in a water sluice, revealing lots of colorful stones. Sapphires,...More

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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

Thank you for your amazing review of Elijah Mountain Gem Mine! Entertaining grandchildren is one of our fortes! We have worked very hard at staying the #1 attraction in Hendersonville and the #1 gem mine in the state for several years. We love seeing all...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2017 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

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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

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

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Reviewed July 2, 2017 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

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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

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

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Reviewed July 2, 2017 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
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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2017

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!

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Reviewed June 29, 2017

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

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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2017

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!

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Reviewed June 28, 2017 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

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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2017

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!

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Rachel T
April 21, 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
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Dawn H
April 1, 2018|
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Sorry. No
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February 13, 2018|
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No reservations required unless you are booking a birthday party
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