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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3108
+1 828-692-6560
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2nd Visit Back to Mine - Heather is fantastic!

This is a long overdue review:). In June we made our 2nd summer trip to Pisgah, NC and had to make... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fort Lauderdale
Great place!

We had a great time here! The lady was so friendly and helpful we loved it! When they found out it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Veronica C
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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%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3108
+1 828-692-6560
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a long overdue review:). In June we made our 2nd summer trip to Pisgah, NC and had to make the drive to the Elijah Mountain Gem Mine. My 5 year old & I were delighted to see Miss Heather again as she was...More

Thank FortLauderdaleGal
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a great time here! The lady was so friendly and helpful we loved it! When they found out it was my son's birthday they opened a geode for him!! It was so special and he was very excited. I would highly recommend this...More

Thank Veronica C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The folks there are super friendly! You loose track of time in the store because there is so much to look at. Our son found so many rocks in the mining bucket, he is 7 and was SO excited! They guarantee that you will find...More

1  Thank Jeremy M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family visited recently, including my parents and our three boys, and this place was certainly a highlight of our trip to Hendersonville!! The shop is packed with all sorts of interesting treasures, right down the the goats and the shop chicken. The staff are...More

Thank dessaedwards
Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids had a ball here. We stayed about 30 minutes. We did see other people come and go in 12 - 15 minutes total. But we really did this slower and let the kids enjoy taking their time washing their "treasures" ... checking them...More

Thank kim r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bought a large (washtub size)bucket of dirt for my 2 grandchildren. They had fun sifting and searching. The folks who work there are friendly and helpful. They even identified a geode which they offered to cut open in their shop. We were lucky to...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful adventure! Boys loved the hands on mining! Staff was especially helpful with identifying our finds!

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our 9 and 13 year old enjoyed all the gems. We did the smaller bucket outside and came home with a Ziploc bag full of gems.

Thank ebreaux
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took my 4 and 6 year old and they loved it. One of their fondest memories of the trip. The staff was so helpful. we went at 1100 AM on a weekday morning and it was quiet, they were able to take their time....More

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

Thank you for you kind words! Your feedback means a lot to us!

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Questions & Answers
Roel V
8 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!
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.
21 March 2017|
Response from Dean C | Property representative |
Unfortunately not. We will run it again next winter. Come see us anyway. It's so worth it!!!