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“A "gem" of a place”

Crystal Mountain Gem Mine
Ranked #1 of 42 things to do in Brevard
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Owner description: 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 your own gemstones and try your luck at striking it rich! Just like a real prospector from the 1800's! You get to keep everything you find!
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Just found this "gem" by accident...actual flume and boxes to mine for gemstones. Excellent selection of reasonably priced jewelry and lots of gems to touch and purchase. Great place for kids!

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Reviewed March 20, 2014

My wife and I recently found out about gem mining in the mountains. While visiting the Brevard waterfalls, we stopped by the visitors center and they recommended the Crystal Market Mining Company for our gem mining experience while in the area. What a blast! The mining was fun and the shop is really nice. The convenience of the store was great. Right across the street for a really cool old timey soda fountain named Rocky's (I think). The owner, Chris, was very helpful in identifying our gems and helping us pick out a couple of specimens to take home. Although we only could stay about an hour, it was totally worth it!

1  Thank Sandra P
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Located in downtown Brevard ,the Crystal Market Mining company is a real gem! We spent well over an hour looking around the shop and then mining for gem stones. Our two children 6 and 10 were checking out everything. Chris,the owner was wonderful! He enthusiastically answered all my kids questions and went through and told them what every gem they found were.(both times, it was so fun they had to get a second bucket!) We will definitely bring taking our out of town company and my girls already want their next party there. Also, while a store/attraction like this could come off very cheesy or overly touristy , Crystal Markrt was both classy and fun. A great addition to my hometown .

Thank Sabrina T
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Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

We went here with children ages 3 to 10 to do the gem mining. Despite the cold weather, we remained warm and dry inside. It was a wonderful experience. The kids loved the adventure of sifting their own bucket of dirt to find their hidden gems. The store owner spent a great deal of time explaining each stone and answering questions. The store also contains a large variety of unique and exciting items. It's a great place to spend the afternoon for gem mining fun or just to shop.

Thank Thelmalou222
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ChrisCloer, Owner at Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2014

We are so glad that you and your group had a great time Gem Mining! We hope to see you again very soon! :)

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Brevard's newest attraction "rocks"! Gem mining inside on a cold rainy day is a great fun, or on a sunny day for that matter. Keeping what you find is what I like about it. You can find a large variety of gems including rubies, emeralds, amethyst, rose quartz and more. The rock shop is really cool with large and small specimens and fossils at good prices. Super nice staff! Great place to spend some time in downtown Brevard.

1  Thank Dean C
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