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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

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%
  • Terrible1%
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“baby goats” (19 reviews)
“gallon bucket” (16 reviews)
“cool stuff” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3108
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+1 828-692-6560
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"baby goats"
in 19 reviews
"gallon bucket"
in 16 reviews
"cool stuff"
in 9 reviews
"koi pond"
in 8 reviews
"mining area"
in 7 reviews
"mining experience"
in 9 reviews
"big bucket"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful stones"
in 10 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 20 reviews
"whole family"
in 20 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 10 reviews
"birthday party"
in 12 reviews
"petrified wood"
in 8 reviews
"all ages"
in 25 reviews
"super fun"
in 7 reviews
"gift shop"
in 17 reviews
"great price"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I arrived just as they opened @ 10AM on Christmas Eve day ( we were traveling and headed to our next destination) but wanted to spend some time 'shopping' for crystals and gems with no intention of sluicing. They have such an...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a blast. I wish we would've got the large bucket. It was freezing cold outside but they have heaters running inside. The people are so helpful and so friendly. And the gift shop is awesome also,

Thank Carol G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Elijah Mtn is the BEST!! The staff is friendly, helpful and know what they are doing. We have been lots of times and taken friends and family. Everyone has LOVED it! In my son's words..."this is my favorite place on earth!" We drive over an...More

1  Thank Charmon A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have made three trips here last year, and plan to stop in this year. The kid's, grandkid's and even Great Grandma love this place!!

Thank Eric J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun time for families and kids, but just my wife and I had a lot of fun! the two of us split the most expensive bucket and found a lot of cool gems as well as some rare gems.The staff was very nice and helpful.

Thank VeganVacation
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never thought I could have this fun at 50 playing in the water and finding rocks. There's just something special about finding a gem .

Thank Q2280FLmarkc
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went there with my brother and his wife, and our 15 year old son. We each got a large bucket, and had a blast. Found some awesome gems, geodes and the like. They cracked our geodes for us there, and even...More

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Our family has been coming here for YEARS!! This is our favorite place to visit whenever we take our frequent family trips to Brevard, NC. My children are 7, 11, and almost 18 and we ALL love the mining, DEFINITELY the goats and most importantly...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Phenomenal, super, excellent! My son and his friends had an amazing adventure they will never forget. His 10th birthday party was worth the trip. He loves gems and everything Minecraft this was right up his alley. The staff was wonderful! Thank you Heather for going...More

Thank Tammy C
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

We had so much fun here on our visit! The staff was more than helpful and friendly our whole visit. My son had so much fun "mining" indoors because the temperatures were quite cold. He could have stayed ALL day. Staff made it easy to...More

Thank Pook711
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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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Roel V
8 June 2017|
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Response from Dean C | Property representative |
Hello. We do have a stream and occasionally folks look for gems there. We do have great group rates. Give Heather a call and she will take care of you!
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