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“Blast” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

Elijah Mountain Gem Mine
2120 Brevard Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739
828-692-6560
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Type: Mines, Cultural
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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.
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“Blast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Had a blast and buckets were worth the money. Some souvenirs were high and they forgot my friends card to hold punch. My fiancé and I got one and the friend didn't know til we told him about it

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“Fun for the whole family!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I were in Asheville for an event, and I was able to convince him to take me gem mining before we left to go home. To his surprise, he loved it as much as I did! The staff was incredibly friendly, and Joe was very knowledgable and took the time to identify all the gemstones we found. Our bucket contained a wide variety of stones and fossils... We even found three geodes, which Joe cracked for us! If you have a free afternoon and want to do something unique and affordable, I would definitely recommend Elijah Mountain!

Visited September 2013
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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking time to visit our business. We are family owned and operated and are truly grateful! Hope to see you again!
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

This was just a random stop in and it was super great fun!!!! We found so many beautiful stones!!! Emeralds, rubies, sapphires Yippy!!! Chris was absolutely the best!!! He is so knowledgable, genuine!!! Keep up the great atmosphere!!

Visited September 2013
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Dean C, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
So glad you discovered our gem mine! Glad you had a good time!
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“Fantastic Time with the kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We found out about Elijah Mountain from the concierge at the Grove park Inn where we were staying. We looked it up online and decided to give it a try. Everyone loved it! Our 2 boys loved slucing in the water for gems. The staff was very helpful and pleasant in helping us choose our buckets and identifying our gems. The rock shop is nice too with lots of good priced items.

Visited September 2013
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Charlotte
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“Great Day at the Mine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

My husband & I took a day trip from Charlotte and stumbled onto Elijah Gem Mine. Lucky us! It was a great day. A lot of fun. The shop is really neat too The owner and assistants were very helpful. They answered all our questions. It was an excellent day. We look forward to going back. Oh yeah... We left with a lot of gems. We got some very nice rubies, emeralds, garnets and many other gems.

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