Pirate Day at the gem mine!

Strike It Rich!

#1 Gem Mine in the USA!

Dog Gone Gem Mine Fun!

Elijah Mountain Gem Mine has been voted the best gem mine and best mining experience in North Carolina for years. Top traveler ranked gem mine in North Carolina, Elijah Mountain Gem Mine has been voted the #22 Thing to Do in the USA and the #4 Family-Friendly Fun activity in the world on TripAdvisor, 2021. In addition to the best mining experience with indoor and covered mining, we have an on-site goat farm, peacock habitat, creek to play in, family obstacle course and a shady picnic area. Our 3000 square foot crystal and fossil store has the largest gem and fossil selection in North Carolina with prices from $1 to museum quality specimens. Enjoy lunch at the food truck on weekends. 

Daily Mining Hours
Monday 10 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday 10 am - 5 pm
Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

year round covered and indoor gem mining

Exotic Bird Sanctuary

Mine Treasures!

CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY and at 3:00 Christmas Eve


Gemstone Mining Memories!


Feeding Lewis!

​Family Fun!