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Asheville Biltmore Gem Mine

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A Must Do in Asheville

What a gem this place truly is. Didn’t know what to expect when we pulled up as it looked small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Palm Coast, Florida
via mobile

Completely awesome experience. Worth every penny. Drove an hour and a half and I will go back. Got... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Joe D
Clemson, South Carolina
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“rock hound”(3 reviews)
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Asheville Biltmore Gem Mine is great fun for all ages. Our mine ore is some of the richest in the area. We purchase ore from several area mines, as well as a few further away mines. We then mix the ore from the several mines with our rich ore, so...more
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1997 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803-2122
+1 828-774-0488
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem this place truly is. Didn’t know what to expect when we pulled up as it looked small but interesting. But 2 hours later we left with so much knowledge and loot thanks to Rocky & Holly. Never realized how much fun for...More

Thank deeday25
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Completely awesome experience. Worth every penny. Drove an hour and a half and I will go back. Got the $100 bucket and came away with well over $100 worth of stones. Owners were amazing and helpful. If you want a great experience go here.

Thank Joe D
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

My children were so excited to pan for gems!! On a recent trip to Asheville with my children (10,7,5) we stopped in to see what we could do! We ended up getting the $100 tub, and the kids went at it! Great little set up,...More

1  Thank 3peasmom
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I went with my two children ages 10 and 14 here on a rainy day we were visiting Asheville. We listened to other reviews and got a larger bucket and it did not disappoint! Both my kids are really into rocks and gems so this...More

Thank purpleamy1973
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

3 of us split a $60 bucket and got tons of gems and different stones. Kids had fun! Even walked away with a gem that’s worth $50 alone.

1  Thank Lindsay F
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

My sister and I took our nieces there. We bought two $25 buckets. The girls had a great time, found lots of gems. Lasted about an hour. This is done inside. The only negative is that it’s kinda of a small space to do the...More

Thank Rhonda H
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

This place was a surprise gem; we had so much fun at the gem mine! Found some very cool and large gems in our bucket. The people there were super nice. We want to go back today but unfortunately have to go home before they...More

2  Thank jrett2018
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited with my family last August. We spent hundreds of dollars at the store. Holly talked us into leaving two stones to be polished. Holly said the value of one stone was at least $350. They said they’d mail them by October of last...More

Thank Andrea T
Asheville-Biltm... G, Owner at Asheville Biltmore Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Hello Andrea, First of all anyone that knows us or has read our hundreds of raving reviews knows that we are not Monsters... We do not talk people into leaving their rocks to be polished. We are far from pushy or even sales driven. we...More

Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Such a cute place and the owners are super friendly and helpful! We got 2 $10 buckets for our kids. They had a good time sorting through and finding some fun stones, amethyst, sapphires, rubies, tiger eye, etc. Fun way to spend an hour! Buckets...More

Thank Agarner3706
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Such a wonderful experience! A must-do if you have kids who are interested in rocks and gems. We got a $25 bucket and my little girl left with a ziplock bag full of gems. Not only that, but one of the owners (Holly), sat there...More

Thank Jessica J
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Roel V
June 7, 2017|
Response from Asheville-Biltm... G | Property representative |
It was NOT here and I have NOT visited other mines so I will be of NO help