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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

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Address: 2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3108
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+1 828-692-6560
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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At Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, in Hendersonville, NC, you become a prospector...

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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Not Just For Kids - BEST Mine in Area

Can be just as fun for adults. We had FUN acting like kids. Lots of goodies in the green bucket. The staff loves what they do. They went through all our finds with us. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 August 2016
Margaret T
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North Carolina
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North Carolina
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Can be just as fun for adults. We had FUN acting like kids. Lots of goodies in the green bucket. The staff loves what they do. They went through all our finds with us. We even giggled our way through a visit with the goats.

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3 Thank Margaret T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We love Elijah's gem mine! We've been two years in a row and plan on going back for years to come! Staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and fun! The goats are cute and the shop has so many cool stones & fossils! If you visit the area, this is a must go spot!!

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Thank Rebecca M
Flat Rock, NC
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I've passed Elijah Mountain many times but never thought much of stopping. As we were running out of things for young kids (3 years) to do in Hendersonville, we decided to give it a try. Well he loved it, and he got some of the most beautiful rocks/gems (whatever)! I would recommend for "kids" of any age.

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1 Thank mamagoose5973
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

We are delighted that you finally stopped to see us! We have folks everyday that come in saying they drive by all the time but never stop and are amazed! Glad ya'll had fun! Please come see us again! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This was a delight, very much an old fashioned tourist fun zone. My husband and I bought a $25 dollar bucket had a great time finding our treasures. We had a good time with the family next to us as there young son was so excited with ever gem he found. I think the staff could not have been nicer... More 

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Thank Sandy B
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for gem mining with us! We strive for a great time to be had by all! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We live in Hendersonville and this was our 2nd time visiting. We had a great time both visits. This time we got the larger bucket and it was worth it! We had some great finds. Holden told us what each gem was. He was very helpful and knowledgeable! Thanks for a wonderful time!

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2 Thank Alicia A
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for returning to visit with us again! It is good to see familiar faces! We have alot of friends who visit us regularly. Come back soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here with our 3 kids ages 8, 6, and 3. Our oldest is really interested in rocks, gems and treasures . We did the family package which included 4 large buckets, mining hats, a gemstone book, magnifying glass and treasure coins (99$). We were given the option of indoor ( air conditioned ) or outdoor panning and opted... More 

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1 Thank Sheila M
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

Hey! Thanks Sheila for visiting us at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine with your kids! The $99 Family Deal was the prefect choice for you! Glad you had a great haul of gems! Most people do! Bring everyone back again for another adventure soon! More 

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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This place is a must do when you're in the area! My 13 year old son wasn't thinking it was going to be all that fun, until we got there. He kept saying how much fun it was and loved to see what each new scoop uncovered. Great time! So much so, we went back the next day!!

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2 Thank Lara C
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

That is awesome! Two days in a row! Not a bad move Lara. Come back again soon and see what's new. We would love to see you again. Kids grow up so quick. More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We had so much fun here! The gift shop is great and the prices are super reasonable! Even the adults had fun panning for gems! We got the cheaper bucket and still came home with two quart bags of stones!

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1 Thank Travel_lover5656
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. Glad you had a great time. We do pride ourselves on the prices in the store. Probably the best in the state, maybe even the country! Please come see us again when you can. More 

Hendersonville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The children enjoyed their bucket so much along with having a geode split. Staff were helpful and the experience was memorable.

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1 Thank marshaandgarry
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing your in-town visitors to see us! We know you have many places to choose from. Glad they enjoyed their time here at Elijah Mountain. Please stop by again. We are open year-round. If they can't return by Christmas, stop in and send them a gift! More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I can't remember how many times this has been added to my visits to the Hendersonville area of NC. Always fun, filled with an overwhelming variety of natural gemstones and crystals. This time we shared a large bucket for sluicing and had a blast!! Kids would love this (our inner child was thrilled, too)!! We found some lovely stones in... More 

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1 Thank Cath N
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. Glad we are one of your favs. We have alot of repeat visitors like yourself and we really appreciate you! We bring in new exhibits all the time for our repeat customers so they have a new and exciting experience each time! More 

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