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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine Mining Experience

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    What to Expect
    Visit: Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, 2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3108

    Located just 30-minutes south of Ashville in Hendersonville North Carolina is the Elijah Mountain Gem mine.  Once you arrive at the mine you can select your bucket size depending on how much exploration you want to do, then it's time to explore, dig and sift!  All kinds of treasures are here to be found to take home as the 3000 square foot rock and fossil shop is an attraction in itself! Then make your way outside to pet and feed the baby goats that are always ready for our guests.

    Once you're ready to get your hand a little dirty, head up to the counter and pick out your bucket. A friendly guide will take you to the flume area and give you quick and simple directions on how to most successfully mine! Then the fun really begins. Once finished mining, you can have the gemstones identified and maybe even choose a couple to have polished and put into a necklace, sometimes while you wait!

    Time to relax at the picnic tables by the stream and make plans to come back again tomorrow.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, 2120 Brevard Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791-3108
    Duration
    2h
    Inclusions
    • Sales taxes
    • Bucket price
    • all necessary equipment
    • Entry/Admission - Elijah Mountain Gem Mine
    Exclusions
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Buckets can be shared
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Took our family here, we have a 9 year old and 5 year old twins and they had a BLAST! We got the green bucket which was great for them and they had plenty of fun and found plenty of gems. One even found a geode! Kyle was so nice and helpful and named all the stones for us and
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    Response from DeanC123123, Owner at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine Mining Experience
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you for recommending us! Glad you had a great time.
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    My son loves gems, so we decided to gem mine to celebrate his 7th birthday! Not only did the kids have so much fun the team came through with incredible surprises - geode cracking and an incredible stone for the birthday boy. All of the kiddos were amazed with their gems as were
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    My wife and I visits when we had nothing to do on a Sat. Haul was well worth the money. Great finds and a beautiful shop to check out as well. Will be back!
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    Fantastic experience!! Kyle and Joe were so helpful from helping us decide which bucket to purchase to identifying gems. They made my children excited about the experience. We found a huge geode that they cracked right there for us. We have been to many gem mines over the years
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    Was a great time with the wife and kids. Great shop inside too. We have been here multiple times and it's always fun.
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    By: Elijah Mountain Gem Mine
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    Vanessa M
    10
    LOVED IT KYLE WAS SO NICE
    Took our family here, we have a 9 year old and 5 year old twins and they had a BLAST! We got the green bucket
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    joshuar939
    Spartanburg, South Carolina
    246
    Elijah Mountain is #1 for a Reason!!!
    This place is just amazing. We walk out smiling from ear to ear and blown away by the customer service and value
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    Retamal1980
    Fairview, North Carolina
    10
    The most amazing birthday EVER!!
    My son loves gems, so we decided to gem mine to celebrate his 7th birthday! Not only did the kids have so much fun
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    jpsmith81
    Camden, South Carolina
    535
    Family
    All the stuff inside seemed to be priced lower then these places typically are. Lots of neat things to look at.
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    Amanda H
    Asheville, North Carolina
    43
    Great Fun on a Sunny Day in the Mtns!
    My wife and I visits when we had nothing to do on a Sat. Haul was well worth the money. Great finds and a
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    Amy G
    12
    Gem Mining with a 5 year old and 2 year old
    Fantastic experience!! Kyle and Joe were so helpful from helping us decide which bucket to purchase to identifying
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    Keith C
    30
    Good Fun
    Was a great time with the wife and kids. Great shop inside too. We have been here multiple times and it's always
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    JaimeMB527
    30
    Great place!!
    We really enjoyed visiting here! It's a great experience and my husband and I both enjoyed it and the kids loved
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    noybldd2
    Richmond, Virginia
    10
    Great Fun!
    We planned this excursion as part of a 9 person Family Reunion week & wow! This was such a hit with everyone, ages
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    MountainWoman1020
    10
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    Good day for my little man! Perfect for about a five year old. This guy is just 3 and he kept wanting to skip
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    JohnDrags
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    339
    Family friendly and easy to do
    Our grandson has done gem mining over ten times in different locations in North Carolina and this was his second
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    Equatortr
    10
    Worthwhile
    The gem mining was 'ok' (I didn't feel we were sifting through raw material not already processed, and the 'added'
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    Rearly777
    11
    Best Gem Mining experience in Western North Carolina!
    We have been to multiple gem mining experiences in the greater Asheville area but this was our favorite by far! My
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    wolf_arcangel13
    Clemson, South Carolina
    20
    Gem mining
    We’ve been here twice now and both times have been wonderful! We got the $65 green giant bucket and have so much
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    Wandering_explorers5
    10
    Good Times
    Three generations of my family wandered across this place today. It was great fun for us all. Not many places can
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