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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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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine in Hendersonville
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Covered outdoor and cool indoor summer gem mining all season. 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! Find something really special and have it cut into a pendant for a necklace right here! Sometimes while you watch! You can even bring a picnic and relax at one of our picnic tables by the creek! Our Rock Shop is the best around and no one can beat our prices! See 400 million year old fossils. Heck, buy a few. Starting at just $3. Also, come pet our baby goats and watch us feed Krispy, the chicken!
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3108
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"baby goats"
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"gallon bucket"
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"cool stuff"
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"koi pond"
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"mining area"
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"lots of fun"
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"mining experience"
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"whole family"
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"birthday party"
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"kids and adults"
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"fun activity"
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"petrified wood"
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"great family fun"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great for summer camps. Always friendly. Kids love going and digging for treasure. Recommended and will go back.

Thank sarah p
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful, friendly staff, interesting interior with lots of beautiful gems, and gifts to look at, some goats to feed and pet, and most of all, a fun experience finding gems by digging in the bucket and washing out the hidden treasures.

Thank Lee S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place was AWESOME. On a recent trip driving from PA to FL we arranged to stop off and satisfy our inner "rock hound". The experience was just amazing. If you like geology, archaeology, mining or just simply rocks you will have a field day...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I visited Elijah Mountain Gem Mine on Saturday June 5th to celebrate his birthday. I think this has been his best birthday yet! I bought the 5 gallon bucket with the Ruby's, Sapphire, Emeralds, Geo, and fossils. We could not believe the...More

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

So glad you spent your son's birthday with us. You made an excellent choice with the Green Giant bucket. The amethyst you found was amazing! Looking forward to your return visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every summer we drop our daughter at camp, this is a must do! The staff is always friendly. We always find something different each time. Plus, they have goats!!

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

Thank you for your continued support of our gem mine. Glad you enjoy it. Please come see us again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I did two visits to the gem mine and we had a wonderful time. On our second day, we did one of the huge tubs. We found a lot of goodies and several nice rubies. We would highly recommend this gem mine...More

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

Thank you for your review and recommendation. Glad you had a great time. Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great experience here. Our kids had a blast. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. They made necklaces for us with the gems we found and I love them! Highly recommend!

Thank nikkierae3
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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! Yes, having your precious finds polished and made into cool jewelry here at Elijah Mountain is a highlight for many. See you again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my husband and young son. We purchased a giant gem bucket for $60. They offered indoor or outdoor seating for sifting through our prefilled bucket. We found a large load of various gems including 2 large rubies, 2 emeralds, and a large sapphire....More

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

Thank you so much for visiting us at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine! Glad your family enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great experience not only for the children, but adults as well. Very knowledgeable, fun staff. Can't wait to go back.

Thank harerabbit9
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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful comments! Hope will visit again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love that Elijah Mountain has a covered and even indoor area to do your gem mining. My 7 year old has a blast every time we go. Such a fun, unique place, with super friendly staff.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! Hope to see you again soon!

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Kora O
11 June 2018|
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Response from Dean C | Property representative |
Free mining is a drop down tab on the website. If you select that option, you will see a link to vacation cottages. If you stay there, you get some free mining.
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Rachel T
22 April 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
1 April 2018|
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Sorry. No
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