Elijah Mountain Gem Mine
2120 Brevard Road, Hendersonville, NC 828-692-6560
North Carolina Gem Mine
CLOSEST GEM MINE TO ASHEVILLE!
#1 Attraction on TripAdvisor - Hendersonville, NC
No need to spend hours driving when the richest gem mine is in historic Hendersonville! Come see why we are the best!
Owner, Dean with the Cast of the Weather Channel's "Prospectors" TV Show!
Monday 11 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 11 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday 11 am - 5 pm
Friday 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday 11 am - 6 pm
Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Rain or Shine covered and indoor mining!
See what all the buzz is about on the links below:
OPEN YEAR ROUND - RAIN, SNOW OR SHINE
Family owned and operated!
Coolest Rock and Fossil Shop in the state. Indoor waterfall and wandering stream. Feed the Koi FREE!
Emeralds, Rubies and the World's Largest Gem Mine Bucket!
Voted the #1 Gem Mine in the Asheville area! #1 Tripadvisor Attraction!
You become a prospector from the 1800's and mine for real gem stones and gold that you can keep!
Come see why we are the best!
Gems that are found daily include Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds, Quartz crystals, Citrine, Amethyst, Garnets,
Adventurine, Sodalite, Peridot, Opal, Fluorite, Aquamarine, Topaz and dozens 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 our creek! Open year round!
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OPEN YEAR ROUND
PHONE : 828-692-6560
GEM MINING PRICES
free admission for all
GEM MINE BUCKETS
Large variety of gemstone types in all our gem mine buckets!
The bigger the bucket, the more you find! Up to 30 varieties
of precious and semi-precious gems!
Little Miner Bucket (Over 1 gallon of gem mine dirt) $10
Prospector's Dream Bucket (2 & 1/2 gallons of gem dirt) $20
The Motherlode Bucket (3 & 1/2 gallons of gem dirt) $30
The Green Giant
5 gallons of rich gem mine dirt with extra dirt from
emerald, ruby and geode mines! This much dirt also usually produces some larger specimens as well. $60
The Prospector's Big Honken Tub
15 Gallons of rich gem dirt, emeralds, rubies, geodes, more large specimens. Where you can "strike it rich"! $130
Family Mining Super Deal :)
Includes *4- $20 Large Prospector's Dream Buckets
*1- $30 Ancient Fossil Bucket
*4- $1 Trading Coins for use in Rock Shop
*1- Gem ID Chart
*1- Fossil ID Booklet
*Little Miner Helmets
VALUE $135 $99
Specialty buckets and tubs meet the needs of those miners whose interests are more defined.
You will also probably find some nice gemstones in these buckets too.
Large Ancient Fossil Bucket
Large 2 gallon bucket full of rare ancient fossils including
sharks teeth, bivalves, ammonites, Orthoceras, petrified wood and more.
Includes free identification booklet!
Large Meteorite Bucket
Large 2 gallon bucket with meteorites from Nantan, China.
This meteor fell in 1516, exploded over land and produced multiple meteorites!
Out of this world bucket!
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emeralds
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald Bucket
Large 2 gallon bucket with good rich ruby/sapphire and Emerald dirt.
Super Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald Tub
Extra large 5 gallon tub, guaranteed to delight if you have to find
rubies/sapphires and emeralds!
Elijah Mountain is the only area mine to offer you the opportunity to find real North Carolina gold!
North Carolina was home to the first gold rush in America in the 1800's, before California and Alaska!
Not only can you find real gold nuggets and flakes but you will also find large rare gold ore chunks speckled with gold.
Our rich gold paydirt offers a fun challenging time of searching for the good stuff!
Not recommended for young children due to the patience required. Stake your claim!
Prices do not include tax
We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER AND CASH
MINE FOR FREE - CLICK HERE FOR MORE!!
We can also customize pricing for any size group and we specialize in birthday parties here!
HOME OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST GEM MINE BUCKET!
Come see the world's largest gem mine bucket. Over 7 feet tall and 8 feet wide at the top. When full, this gem mine bucket holds over
30,000 pounds of dirt and is valued at $20,000!
Fun for everyone! World's Largest Gem Mine Bucket!
Family owned and operated
Wheelchair access to flume!
Visit our wholesale rock shop for the best prices (guaranteed) in the Southeast on fossils, crystals, Amethyst Cathedrals,
jewelry, carvings, book ends, tumbled stones, rare specimens, yard glass, bird houses, wood carvings and more.
VISIT OUR ANTIQUE TRADERS!
2120 Brevard Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739
Located just 2 & 1/2 miles west of downtown Hendersonville on Highway 64 West or 5 miles off I-26 at Exit 49 B.
From Asheville- Take I-26 East to Exit 49 B, go 5 miles on Hwy 64 West. Gem Mine is on left. 2120 Brevard Road, Hendersonville, NC
From Brevard- Take Hwy 64 East about 12 miles. Gem Mine on right. 2120 Brevard Road, Hendersonville, NC
From Greenville- Take I-26 West to Exit 49 B, go 5 miles on Hwy 64 West. Gem Mine is on left. 2120 Brevard Road, Hendersonville, NC
"I'm so glad we found a good gem mine that's close to Asheville."
"This is the best mine we've been to in years, the kids loved it!"
"I can't believe we are taking home this many gems!"
"Now we don't have to drive 90 minutes to Franklin!"
"Last year, we went to a mine that took forever to get to. We're glad your mine is so convenient."
"This was the highlight of our trip!"
"The best mining experience we've ever had!"
"The grandkids were so disappointed when we drove to a mine in Franklin
that we saw on TV and found nothing. I wish they had come here. I'll be back next year!"
"This is our third trip here this year. We love it! Great prices in your shop too!"
MINE FOR FREE when you stay with Waterfall Country Cabins!!
Stay at one of these wonderful area cottages on your visit to the mountains and receive a free $20 Bucket Credit, PLUS
Buy-One-Get-One-Free on your next $10, $20, or $30 bucket!!