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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 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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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Great experience, friendly staff.

We visited this gem mine during spring break with our two daughters (8 & 4). From the moment we walked in the staff made us feel appreciated and welcome. We did the family special... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Jillian S
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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this gem mine during spring break with our two daughters (8 & 4). From the moment we walked in the staff made us feel appreciated and welcome. We did the family special ($99) which included 4 large buckets of dirt, miners hats for my girls, a gem chart book and a magnifying glass. I felt the prices were... More 

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Thank Jillian S
Lyndsey S, Social Media Manager at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming in - we are happy that we could provide you & your family with a fun activity for spring break. We take pride in sharing our love of gems with the community and are so glad we could share some of that with you. More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Looks small on the outside but once you walk in there are so many things to do and see. I got to feed the goats and chickens they have there as well. Very fun for all families! Take time to visit Elijah mountain!

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Thank Shanna M
Lyndsey S, Social Media Manager at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming in and taking the time to write these kind review! So glad you got to visit the goats and chickens - they love making new friends. More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Elijah Mountain gem my is a great place for family. We took our niece and nephew on a cold day and it was still fun to mine. The kids were so excited they didn't want to leave! Very personable employees!! They are always excited to help you with your gems to identify them! Great family fun.

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Lyndsey S, Social Media Manager at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

We are so glad you and your family were able to join us! Thanks so much for stopping by and we hope your niece & nephew are enjoying the treasures they found. More 

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

It was a nice experience with family but the scenery and more help is needed for less wait time. The workers were very helpful and even review our findings. I would suggest giving each quest a chart to take home with them. You are given choice of bucket size along with choice of indoor or outdoor.Overall not a bad experience.... More 

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

Thank you for visiting the gem mine. We appreciate your feedback. We were very busy on Saturday, for which we are grateful. Sorry you had to wait longer than you felt you should. Sounds like you had a good time other than that. Spring is a hard time to predict how large the crowds might be. We had already doubled... More 

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This place is WONDERFUL!!!! Not only did the owners take time to talk to my kids and tell them all about the gems they had found, they also gave us a photo with the date on it so we would remember when we were there. We have been to other places mining for gems but Elijah Mountain Gem Mine takes... More 

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1 Thank rackaholic003
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words! We really appreciate your taking time to visit us. More 

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Went for a day adventure for our sister vacation. Our ages are from 60 to 76 and we had a blast. We were like little kids oohhing and aahing over the gems we found. It started to rain but we were underneath cover so we could continue. We found one big stone which the owner cracked open for us and... More 

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Lyndsey S, Social Media Manager at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

We would also liked to have seen their Mom's face - what a perfect gift! Gem mining is definitely an activity you can enjoy at any age and we are so glad that we were able to be a part of your sisters vacation. Thank you so much for coming in! More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Went this weekend with my kids and they all had a blast. Very helpful staff. We brought lunch and ate it at the picnic tables by the creek. The creek is very small and not impressive, but the space is nice and the kids could run around.

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Thank Tara P
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting! Yes. We just opened the creek area and are in process of making it fantastic!! Glad you had a good time More 

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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Let the kids get a little dirty (not much) and enjoy some tactile stimulation as they "mine" for gems. The facilities are easy-to-use for little ones, (we took 6-year-olds,) and the reasonably-priced buckets are generously "salted." Your little one will come a way with a good memory and a nice bags of gems!

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Lyndsey S, Social Media Manager at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming in this month! We are glad you & your family had a good time. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The staff at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine was very friendly. Our kids had a great time, we split a green bucket between 4 kids and they all got a lot of stones and treasures. And the were all very impressed by the geode cracking!

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

Thank you for visiting us at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine! We appreciate you taking time. You picked a great bucket in the Green Giant. Glad you had a fun time! Please visit again when you can! More 

Spring Hill, Florida
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

We found some nice big gems in our bucket. Everyone had a good time. We've been to several in the area over the past 7years but Elijah Mountain Gem mine has yielded the best result.

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

Thank you for visiting Elijah Mountain Gem Mine. It seems that you are very knowledgeable about the area Gem mines. Thank you for your kind words. You please visit us again. More 

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