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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

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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...more
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2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3108
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Reviewed today via mobile

Fun place to take grandkids, though couple years ago they had fun and looks even better on outside now. The young person helping us so kind and very informative knew his stuff!

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Joe went out of his way to make sure we had a great time. He took the time to help us identify gems, and was more than patient and accommodating. It was a chilly day, so having the indoor flume really helped. Excellent place and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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DCC123123, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for you kind review. Joe is awesome. So glad he's on our team! Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place Definately deserves 5 stars. They exceeded our expectations. Friendly staff, plenty to see, and cozy with the buck stove fired up!! The goats are very tame also.

Date of experience: November 2018
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DCC123123, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for you wonderful review. We know that you have a choice and we're glad you choose us.

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Took the whole family and everyone enjoyed themselves. We ranged from 50 to 80 and we all were thrilled with our finds, and the staff were friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I'll come back every time I'm through this area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rob S
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review! Elijah Mountain is great fun for all ages! You all proved it. Please come see us again soon!

Reviewed 22 October 2018

We recently took two groups of visiting family members with kids for a fun time "mining". Both kids and adults had a good time finding rock treasures in a pleasant atmosphere. It's a little messy and a little dirty in this mountain themed rock hunters...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Thank you four your review! So glad the family had a great time! Please come visit us again!!

Reviewed 11 October 2018

Buckets for all budgets. Really friendly knowledgeable staff. It can be a bit messy but that's part of the fun. Amazing amount of gems found in $25 bucket including Amethyst, and large pieces of rose quartz. Great shop to buy whole range of polished gems....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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DCC123123, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us while you were in the area. Glad you enjoyed. If in the area again, please stop in and say hello.

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

If you’re visiting the Hendersonville/Asheville area, the Elijah Mountain Gem Mine is a must-do! There is something for every budget, and our favorite part was Danielle telling us about all the different gems and fossils we had found! Kyle was also great and our daughter...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you so much for your great review. Glad everyone had a fun time. See you soon!

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Elijah Mountain has chickens that roam around. The staff said they were security. Lol. Then you can go visit the goats. They love to be petted on. After all that activity you can look around for your favorite gems. Great place for kids too.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

There is a lot to do here at the mine! Thank you for your wonderful review. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

The only reason I’m putting 3 stars is because my children liked it. For myself, I would have put 1. The positives. The staff seemed friendly. My kids liked it (7 and 9). It’s in Hendersonville, so there’s other things to do nearby. The parts...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you for visiting the gem mine. Glad your kids enjoyed it. Sorry that other things were not as you expected. Everything you listed in your review has been addressed and corrected if needed. We hope you will stop in again.

Reviewed 5 September 2018

I would highly recommend this spot. Way better than the other Jem mining places i have been. The kids found piles of jems and one huge geod. We had two kids mining for over an hour on $60 worth of dirt. It was perfect for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thank you for visiting us. I'm glad everyone had a good time. The $60 green giant is a great bucket. Good choice! Come seee us again soon!

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StrangerThings12
11 August 2018|
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Response from monroeville890 | Reviewed this property |
We had ages 1 year to 61 year olds in our group and all had a great time. As to the kids they were really into identifying the gems so as to what exactly was in their haul, I am not sure. They were beyond excited and could... More
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sarah h
27 July 2018|
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Response from DCC123123 | Property representative |
Peridot is found occasionally. But not often.
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sarah h
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Response from ltower6869 | Reviewed this property |
Rubies, sapphires, emeralds, garnets, topaz, agate, amethyst, geodes, etc... They are pretty generous with their buckets. Not everything will be gemstone quality, but are still beautiful. We found a gemstone quality smoky... More
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