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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

2120 Brevard Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739
828-692-6560
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Type: Mines
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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!We also have multiple antique vendors wirh a huge variety of antiques and collectibles. « less
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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It is what it is... can spend about an hour. Kids loved it. Found all kinds of colorful stones. The staff was very nice and helpful.

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SF
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194 reviews 194 reviews
25 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My daughter (9 years old) had the funnest time at Elijah's. We got the fossil bucket and she found a now treasured extra large mastodon tooth fossil. The place is well setup and organized. the staff are extra friendly and always available to help. They take their time to be extra sweet to the kids and teach them the ropes... More

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Seminole FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had the best time at Elijah's!! All the guys who worked there were so much fun to talk to, and knew so much about everything, especially "JOE", the guy who appraised all our gems! There were 3 of us "young ladies" who had never been mining before, and the trip from Cedar Mtn. to Hendersonville was one of the... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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131 reviews 131 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We took our two grandchildren, ages 7 and 9, ands they loved the entire adventure. When we got home they wanted to plan a mother visit for the next days. This attraction is well managed, organized and certainly worth the price. We will return with our grandchildren.

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New Philadelphia, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Really good place to take young children on a rainy day. We were able to mine for gems inside, out of the weather. There's also a covered, outdoor mining area. Fees vary depending on the size of bucket you choose, but our children found LOTS of great items. They had a blast mining and seeing the baby goats! (Ages 11... More

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Craig, Alaska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

So said my 14 year old daughter. Now, here's the thing--I'm am a former archaeologist and my husband still is one. We recognize salt when we see it, but, so what? We found enough gems and fossils and beautiful stones to justify the price AND we had fun sifting through the sand. We didn't see any staff out by the... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We gem mined and found treasures galore. Baby goats and a koi pond too. Great simple activity...especially on a rainy day.

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Dale City, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

you never know what your going to get in your bucket. Staff was very knowledgeable on the stones. Can't wait to see all I have. Great time for young and old.

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Etowah, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We took our four grandchildren ages 10, 8, 6, and 4. We got the $99 family package. We had 4 large buckets of dirt filled with gems. The kids had a blast sifting the sand and finding the gems. Many of the stones are very beautiful. The kids also enjoyed the goats a lot. This is definitely worth doing one... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was our second NC gem mining experience and by far the better of the two. First, even though it was pouring down rain, we were able to mine comfortably under the covered area. We bought the family deal, which gave us 4 regular gem buckets and one specailty bucket, so all five of us had our own bucket to... More

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