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Crystal Mountain Gem Mine

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Holden makes the experience fun for all!

So glad we stopped in to do some gem mining. Holden was on staff that day, and made sure we picked... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Best little trinkets . . . stopped by twice while visiting Brenard

Staff went out of their way to help me find a little gift to bring home to my six grandchildren... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Brevard, NC's Crystal Mountain Gem Mine brings you the unique experience of engaging in your own Gem Mining adventure! By joining us in our downtown Gem Mine - full of precious gems from private mine shafts around the world - you're able to mine for...more
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31 S Broad St, Brevard, NC 28712-3727
+1 828-877-4700
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Reviewed 4 days ago

So glad we stopped in to do some gem mining. Holden was on staff that day, and made sure we picked the right package for our needs. I noticed his guitar, and asked if he would play us some tunes. He did not hesitate. When...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff went out of their way to help me find a little gift to bring home to my six grandchildren. And we had no trouble finding the perfect gift! Plus couldn't resist the jams and preserves! Truly a little country store that has a little...More

Thank lisasD4476SE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were just passing through Brevard briefly. It was raining but such an adorable downtown area with lots of lights and people still bustling in and out of the shops. We had read about Crystal Mountain Gem Mine on tripadvisor and thought it sounded fun...More

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had so much fun (and learned a ton!) at our morning here! Holden is fantastic, knowledge, personable, and engaging! The kids and adults had a blast sifting through our bucket and found rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and lots of huge amethysts, among many other very...More

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Holden was great. He taught me a lot about my gemstones I had mined for. I will definitely return. Highly recommend this place for anyone looking for something to do in brevard.

Thank Christian S
Reviewed 3 October 2018

My family loves to go here and when our grandchildren come to visit we take them there so they can do some gem panning.

Thank paulhC6273IQ
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

First time gem mining and we were hooked. Our guide Holden was knowledgeable and so friendly. He set us up for the experience, answered our questions and even took pictures for us. We found some wonderful gems and learned so much. A great way to...More

Thank Traveler57206
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Crystal Mountain Gem mine is a good stop for famiies with children. It is not all that different from other stores that sell stones, geodes, rocks and jewelry made from them but it would be fun for children. they would love to look at the...More

2  Thank ghowell421
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Second the notion in earlier review that "Holden is the man." Have a party there for any age -- I had a bunch of 16 year old boys there for the last stop in a birthday scavenger hunt. Rare find to get service like this...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I have always loved rocks and minerals. To see my little girl sift through all that dirt with such enthusiasm was priceless. The staff that day was very kind and spent time individually with everyone that walked in. This is a must if in Brevard...More

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11 August 2018|
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Response from GrayG_12 | Reviewed this property |
There were lots of kids there and they all enjoyed it! To be clear, definitely a "tourist" thing, there are not any "real" gems, but lots of colorful rocks that the kids enjoyed finding. Really great for a rainy day... More
19 July 2018|
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Response from GrayG_12 | Reviewed this property |
It is inside completely and so I don’t think it is dog friendly.
2 July 2018|
Response from 717gracem | Reviewed this property |
31 S Broad St. Brevard, North Carolina 28712