Elijah Mountain Gem Mine in Hendersonville
Go on a treasure hunt for gems, shop at a gigantic fossil gift store, and say hello to the goats at Elijah Mountain in North Carolina! Learn how the prospectors from the old days searched for their fortunes.
How it Works
First, decide on dirt bucket size.
- Can share the container
Next, head over to the mining area.
- Knowledgeable guide explains the flume process
Then, begin digging and sifting for your surprises.
- Over 40 possibilities
Finally, admire and label.
- Leave as is, get polished or make it into jewelry
Gift Shop and Goats
If visitors have their heart set on a certain type of rock, stop into the gift shop. It is huge and has all types available (and other goodies). As an added bonus, feed and pet the friendly goats.
- 3000 square feet
Time and Location
Don't fret over the weather. Mining takes place in and outdoors.
- Wheelchair accessible
- Tour is two to three-hours
- Open all year
- 2120 Brevard Road, Hendersonville, NC
- Monday to Thursday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
This priceless adventure tour offers amusement for the whole family. Mining for surprise gemstones is a long-lasting, memorable experience. Book today and check this off your bucket list!
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.
Pickup & Return:
Elijah Mountain Gem Mine
Easily accessible. 3-miles from Main Street Hendersonville, NC.
Departure Times: Sunday - Saturday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Sales taxes
- Bucket price
- all necessary equipment
Does not include:
- Transportation to/from attractions
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Buckets can be shared
- wheelchair accessible