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Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine

Open Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Beautiful loose gemstones and jewelry

I wasn't sure what to expect when we entered this establishment and was pleasantly surprised. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda S
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Charlotte, North Carolina
We went twice!

We had a great time! We took our 13 year old and 9 year old daughters, because they were dying to... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2019
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Come experience the excitement of prospecting for gemstones! We are located on the banks of the Rocky Broad River in historic Chimney Rock Village (just 20 minutes from Asheville). Rock & minerals of all kinds have been found like:Emerald, Ruby...more
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397 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720-9700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't sure what to expect when we entered this establishment and was pleasantly surprised. I went into the store part and saw neatly displayed gems and jewelry made from them. There were loose pendants which can be attached to my own chain, even rings...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Linda S
Reviewed 23 January 2019

We had a great time! We took our 13 year old and 9 year old daughters, because they were dying to pan for gems! The girls sat there for almost an hour, and they had some great finds! It was raining, but the area is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lstevens2
Reviewed 23 January 2019

Went in to find geodes for my son. I couldn't find them on my own at first, but a helpful clerk pointed me in the right direction. They've also got a trough to "pan for treasure." That was a nice touch.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gina G
Reviewed 18 January 2019

You get wonderful items in the buckets. The staff are very friendly and helpful. You mine near the water and there is a store to shop some beautiful stones.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank earsropen
Reviewed 29 December 2018

Very nice place to look around and some good prices on some of the stones. There is also a gold panning set up down stairs which is open air with river just yards away. Certainly worth stopping in.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bill T
Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

We got a $30 family sized bucket to mine for gemstones, which took the 2 kids about 25 minutes to sift through together. The girls had so much fun planning for hidden treasures, one after another. The 9-year old had her heart set on finding...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DerekJHH
Reviewed 21 December 2018 via mobile

We love to gem mine and have tried this in various locations throughout the southeast US - this was BY FAR our best experience. It was raining (hard) and while the gem mining is below the store and open air, it was water tight and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tarae180
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Got to say it was Fun. Terry helped me out and was so nice, took pictures and told me name of stones & gems I found in my 30 dollar bucket. You have to do it! You are never too old to nuncover gems and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GeGarciafromMiami
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

My almost 3 year old daughter had such a blast looking for treasures! It was a little cold while we were there, so we were the only ones there. We will definitely go back next year.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank amysarli17
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went today and it was just a blast! We bought a regular size bucket each, and proceeded to have the best time of our trip, acting like little kids, getting excited about finding gems! And we found some doozies! Every bucket...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Roel V
8 June 2017|
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Response from Z8469KSangelaf | Reviewed this property |
so there is a stream behind the get moving area free to use and play in. it goes through chimney Rock.
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Stuart T
19 March 2017|
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There are two ways to get to Asheville from this area. The more scenic way is very curvy and so a slower drive, but very pretty. I would allow an hour to Asheville. I didn't drive the other way, but maybe 30-45 minutes would... More
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Cyharmon
28 October 2016|
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Response from Gena B | Reviewed this property |
I am just a reviewer, not an employee of chimney rock.
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