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Crystal Mountain Gem Mine

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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So easy to do... even grandma liked it!

This is an interesting and fun place to visit. It's right on main street. The water trough is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jody L
West Palm Beach, Florida
So much fun!!

If you are anywhere near here, please don’t miss this super fun stop!! Holden, their employee was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Brevard, NC's Crystal Mountain Gem Mine brings you the unique experience of engaging in your own Gem Mining adventure! By joining us in our downtown Gem Mine - full of precious gems from private mine shafts around the world - you're able to mine for...more
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31 S Broad St, Brevard, NC 28712-3727
+1 828-877-4700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Basically put, you are not "mining" for anything. You pay a lot of money for a bucket of sand filled with preloaded gems. There is absolutely no challenge. You are just washing off rocks. I guess if you have little kids then they would like...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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CrystalMtn, Owner at Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This is a fun place for kids. That’s why we are the #1 attraction in Brevard. I would recommend anyone with kids read reviews for the “big clump” mines like Sheffield Mine, Cherokee Ruby Mine, or the Old Presley Sapphire Mine before trekking out there....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting and fun place to visit. It's right on main street. The water trough is indoors and you can sit. Gems are placed in buckets of sand and you have to sift away the sand scoop by scoop to discover what you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jody L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are anywhere near here, please don’t miss this super fun stop!! Holden, their employee was very helpful from helping us pick the perfect bucket for our family, of five, upon his recommendation we did the extra large green bucket. We had so much...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank emilierinp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Holden was extremely helpful, friendly and knew his gems! What a fun activity for the whole family! Who knew a bucket of sand could make you feel like a kid again!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jessiemblizzard
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Crystal Mountain Gem Mine is the BEST store for buying great crystals and stones at fantastic prices. The owner is so friendly, knowledgable and helpful. I shopped there twice in one day and can't wait to go back! I cannot recommend this place enough. 10...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jourdan P
Reviewed November 11, 2018

So glad we stopped in to do some gem mining. Holden was on staff that day, and made sure we picked the right package for our needs. I noticed his guitar, and asked if he would play us some tunes. He did not hesitate. When...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank JWskywalker
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Staff went out of their way to help me find a little gift to bring home to my six grandchildren. And we had no trouble finding the perfect gift! Plus couldn't resist the jams and preserves! Truly a little country store that has a little...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank lisasD4476SE
Reviewed October 21, 2018

We were just passing through Brevard briefly. It was raining but such an adorable downtown area with lots of lights and people still bustling in and out of the shops. We had read about Crystal Mountain Gem Mine on tripadvisor and thought it sounded fun...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We had so much fun (and learned a ton!) at our morning here! Holden is fantastic, knowledge, personable, and engaging! The kids and adults had a blast sifting through our bucket and found rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and lots of huge amethysts, among many other very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Melissa P
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Holden was great. He taught me a lot about my gemstones I had mined for. I will definitely return. Highly recommend this place for anyone looking for something to do in brevard.

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 10, 2018|
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Response from GrayG_12 | Reviewed this property |
There were lots of kids there and they all enjoyed it! To be clear, definitely a "tourist" thing, there are not any "real" gems, but lots of colorful rocks that the kids enjoyed finding. Really great for a rainy day... More
July 18, 2018|
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Response from GrayG_12 | Reviewed this property |
It is inside completely and so I don’t think it is dog friendly.
July 1, 2018|
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31 S Broad St. Brevard, North Carolina 28712