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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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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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  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“green bucket” (24 reviews)
“baby goats” (19 reviews)
“gallon bucket” (16 reviews)
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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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+1 828-692-6560
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"green bucket"
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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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"mining experience"
in 8 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 21 reviews
"whole family"
in 20 reviews
"birthday party"
in 14 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 10 reviews
"petrified wood"
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"all ages"
in 25 reviews
"fun experience"
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"super fun"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family of 3 and all three of us enjoyed it. It was fun and educational. Grownups and kids will enjoy this. Prices of items in the store is reasonable. The goats are cute too. We all said we want to go back...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our time at Elijah Mountain Gem mine, Kyle was very helpful and funny, great sense of humor! Will definitely be returning again!! Great atmosphere, everyone was extremely helpful and nice!! We got the $60 bucket and found a LOT of crystals and stones...More

2  Thank Annie C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a stocked mine with rocks and minerals from elsewhere. It’s the experience of digging and sifting that excites the kids when they find a treasure. Lots of fun.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of 6 and everyone loved it. We decided to get the huge bucket and split it 4 ways. There was a TON of gemstones for everyone! We even got a part of a geode that was huge!! They were selling others...More

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Glad you stopped by and had so much fun!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great stopping point on our way to Bryson City. Everyone had fun gem mining and finding such a variety of things in our bucket. Danielle was kind enough to go over all of our findings to let us know what we had....More

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

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place! The kids loved coming and the people were so friendly and kind! Can’t wait to come again!

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

Thank you for visiting us! We do hope you will visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I stopped here. We enjoyed every moment of it. We had fun finding many types of rocks in out bucket. We did not anticipate the amount of rocks we received! There were sooo many rocks to take home! :). The ladies working...More

1  Thank ju1i3
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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us. We are so glad you had a good time! Please come back and visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my son and granddaughter. Had the best time! We plan on visiting next year. We loved it all. The baby goats the chicken and the gems were the best. My granddaughter had a keychain made. We had to wait and received directions to...More

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

We have a wonderful world here at the gem mine. Glad you came to see us! Hope to see you again, soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 14 year old loved this place and I’d say that pleasing the customer is very important to this place. we had a great time and bought a specialty bucket and we got a tin out if it!

1  Thank Lillian B
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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us. We do strive for top customer service. Our goal is for everyone to have an extremely fun time!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place ROCKS! Pun intended. They always make sure that you get your money's worth when you buy one of their buckets. I found a ruby that weighed almost a pound...it wasn't gemstone quality, but WOW! My mom found a smoky quartz that WAS gemstone...More

1  Thank ltower6869
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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sparkly. I love it. Glad y'all had fun at the mine. We hope you will visit again next time you're in town!

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Dawn H
1 April 2018|
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Response from Dean C | Property representative |
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a h
14 February 2018|
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Response from Dean C | Property representative |
No reservations required unless you are booking a birthday party
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Wayne A
14 January 2018|
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Response from Aiptasia | Reviewed this property |
It does vary. We found tube worm tubes, shells and petrified wood. Also: Emeralds, Rubies, geodes, tons of semi-precious stones, smoky quartz, pink quartz, etc.. Really fun for families with kids.
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