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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 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Quest362952
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Besides hiking to all the nearby waterfalls, this was our favorite event! The mining station is covered so we didn't have to stand in the hot sun. The employees were very knowledgeable and helpful. They answered all our continued questioning and identified the stones we...More

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed Elijah Mountain so much! We appreciate your business! Hope you visit us again sometime.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently went back a second time. Once again I was not disappointed. We found lots of great stuff. Heather was AMAZING both times, she enhances our visits with her vast knowledge and neat stories. We also chose to have her polish some of the...More

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

Thank you for visiting us TWICE! Glad you enjoyed the gem mine. Please visit again when you can.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the gem mine with few expectations. We took 4 of our grandchildren age 8 down to 3. As you can imagine the 3 year-old need lots of help, but all of us had a great time. The kids took their gems back to...More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! Hope you will visit again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is just a fun place!!! The kids love to explore and go digging for precious “gems” and treasures! The staff were all so very polite and made the trip very entertaining and quite educational. We will definitely be back, the kids want to add...More

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

Thank you for visiting the gem mine and giving us such a great review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time!! My 3 boys love rocks and minerals, so we have been to many gem mining places in NC and TN. This was by far the best!!! Our family got the 5 gallon bucket of dirt to share. Right off the...More

1  Thank Elizabeth H
Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. Glad you had a great time. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Elijah Mountain staff came to our VBS and were wonderful with kids. The kids were thrilled their gems

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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! Hope to see the y'all again soon!

Reviewed 12 August 2018

A fun way to spend an our or two. We visited on a rainy morning and spent some time "panning" for gems. The various size buckets of sand have been seeded with gems of various types to find as you wash the sand away. The...More

4  Thank Ricky474747
Reviewed 30 July 2018

People of all ages will enjoy this experience. We took all of our grandchildren who still talk about it to this day. As a matter of fact, our grandson from Texas may decide to be a geologist as a result of this experience. He is...More

2  Thank Joyce T
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

My kids are strangely rock-obsessed (as in everywhere we go they bring home a rock they find; even if they snatch it out of a parking lot) so we decided to check out a gem mining place. They had a great time. We got the...More

2  Thank defilippochristine
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StrangerThings12
10 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
26 July 2018|
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Response from Dean C | Property representative |
Peridot is found occasionally. But not often.
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sarah h
26 July 2018|
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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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