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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

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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!
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“green bucket” (24 reviews)
“baby goats” (19 reviews)
“gallon bucket” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3108
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+1 828-692-6560
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"koi pond"
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"birthday party"
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"petrified wood"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 14 year old loved this place and I’d say that pleasing the customer is very important to this place. we had a great time and bought a specialty bucket and we got a tin out if it!

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

Thank you for visiting us. We do strive for top customer service. Our goal is for everyone to have an extremely fun time!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place ROCKS! Pun intended. They always make sure that you get your money's worth when you buy one of their buckets. I found a ruby that weighed almost a pound...it wasn't gemstone quality, but WOW! My mom found a smoky quartz that WAS gemstone...More

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

Sparkly. I love it. Glad y'all had fun at the mine. We hope you will visit again next time you're in town!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Elijah Mountain Gem Mine on our trip to North Carolina. It was the first place that we visited, and was great fun! The lady at the desk was very helpful, and was wonderful with the kids! She took plenty of time with them...More

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

Thank you so much for this amazing review! Our staff's primary objective is to make your time here fun and exciting. We hope you will see us again soon!

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We have been to several in NC, this was the best. Kyle made it for us. Great atmosphere it is a great find and fantastic staff!!

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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you for visiting us! We really appreciate the review! Our goal is for you to have a fantastic time!

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

stopped in for my 6 year old sons first gem mining experience! Heather is amazing! We found a huge geode in our bucket, she cracked it for us and told us how to clan it and how old it was. Also went through our bags...More

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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you for visiting us at Elijah Mountain. So glad you had a great time. Hope you will come see us again.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Can you tell my wife loves goats, which she got to feed. The people are awesome, prices reasonable, we had a great time. We went one day, and back the next, that was how great the place "felt".

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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Elijah Mountain does have a great vibe! The only gem mine in the area with that cool authentic feel. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I had the best time with Heather this weekend at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine. I took my daughter and her friend for my birthday. It was amazing. Heather and the other young lady were great. They even went down the road and got me a...More

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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thank you for your amazing review. So happy you spent some of your birthday with us! Can't wait to see you again!

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

I have been waiting to do this for a while now. My friend and I were in the area and decided this would be cool to do. We found rubies, jade, amethyst, and garnet. We are gonna try our hand at making jewelry.

1  Thank regina319
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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

How's the jewelry making going? It's nice to know you are working with the gems you found. It is so rewarding! Hope you'll visit again soon.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and stopped by while we were staying at a nearby cabin for our Anniversary. We went gem mining and got the large Ruby, Emerald and sapphire bucket. We found over 100 rubies and sapphires! Many with awesome record keepers and some were a...More

2  Thank Joshua R
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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thank you for visiting us on tour anniversary! 100 rubies, wow! That's amazing! Glad you enjoyed yourself!!

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

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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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon!

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Rachel T
22 April 2018|
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Response from Dean C | Property representative |
Yes. You keep everything you find. Then, only if you want to get a stone polished and cut, you can
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Dawn H
1 April 2018|
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Sorry. No
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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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