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Crystal Mountain Gem Mine

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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My family loves to go here and when our grandchildren come to visit we take them there so they can... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brevard, United States
Glimmer of Gems

First time gem mining and we were hooked. Our guide Holden was knowledgeable and so friendly. He... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Brevard, NC's Crystal Mountain Gem Mine brings you the unique experience of engaging in your own Gem Mining adventure! By joining us in our downtown Gem Mine - full of precious gems from private mine shafts around the world - you're able to mine for...more
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31 S Broad St, Brevard, NC 28712-3727
+1 828-877-4700
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All reviews a lot of fun mining experience great for kids dollar bucket my kids love shapes and sizes mother load the young man working rose quartz green bucket small bucket precious stones cool rocks friendly and knowledgeable staff fun experience rainy day whole family
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family loves to go here and when our grandchildren come to visit we take them there so they can do some gem panning.

Thank paulhC6273IQ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time gem mining and we were hooked. Our guide Holden was knowledgeable and so friendly. He set us up for the experience, answered our questions and even took pictures for us. We found some wonderful gems and learned so much. A great way to...More

Thank Traveler57206
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Crystal Mountain Gem mine is a good stop for famiies with children. It is not all that different from other stores that sell stones, geodes, rocks and jewelry made from them but it would be fun for children. they would love to look at the...More

2  Thank ghowell421
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Second the notion in earlier review that "Holden is the man." Have a party there for any age -- I had a bunch of 16 year old boys there for the last stop in a birthday scavenger hunt. Rare find to get service like this...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I have always loved rocks and minerals. To see my little girl sift through all that dirt with such enthusiasm was priceless. The staff that day was very kind and spent time individually with everyone that walked in. This is a must if in Brevard...More

Thank jujufunk
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Walking in, I was skeptical about gem mining in the middle of a town. I looked around the shop and found some nice/neat things. The store was well organized and clean (for dealing in dirt). My wife took care of the bucket purchase and we...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We splurged & got the large green bucket. ($60). Got enough to fill 2 sandwich bag size baggies plus a geode, which was cracked for us. My daughter was most excited about the geode. You can buy just geodes for $10 each. I would go...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

The guy at the store was super helpful and the kids found lots of gems! Lots of polished and set gems and other types of rocks. Close to the pisgah forest and lots of good restaurants and shops.

Thank brianneconnell
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Fun little trip to see what gem mining is all about. The person running the store at the time was very helpful, engaged, and funny. His name was Kyle I believe. Found some cool rocks and gems. We plan on returning next time we are...More

Thank UniqueUserNameHere
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Purchased the “Mother Load” $30 bucket, and got a good number of large stones. Peacock Cooper, Amethyst, Jasper, Garnet and a good sized Ruby. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Fun for the family right on Main Street.

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11 August 2018|
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Response from Gray G | Reviewed this property |
There were lots of kids there and they all enjoyed it! To be clear, definitely a "tourist" thing, there are not any "real" gems, but lots of colorful rocks that the kids enjoyed finding. Really great for a rainy day... More
19 July 2018|
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Response from Gray G | Reviewed this property |
It is inside completely and so I don’t think it is dog friendly.
2 July 2018|
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31 S Broad St. Brevard, North Carolina 28712