* 4 Large Prospector's Dream Bucket

* Treasure coins to spend

* Gem ID Chart

​* Gemstone Book

* Magnifying Glass

* Little Miner Helmets

Free Admission for All.   Wheelchair access to mining, store and stream.


for only $8

Add our Discovery Kit 


At Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, You become a prospector from the 1800's and mine for real gem stones and gold that you can keep! annually votes us the top gem mine in NC. We provide everything you need to have a great time and be successful. Come see Asheville area's original gem mine and see why we have been voted #1 for years!

Covered outdoor water flumes and indoor flumes open 7 days a week.
Find Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds, Quartz crystals, Citrine, Amethyst, Garnets, 
Aventurine, Sodalite, Peridot, Opal, Fluorite, Aquamarine, Topaz, Peacock Copper, Tourmaline, Pyrite,  Amazonite,  Labradorite and dozens more!

                                     Family owned and operated.  

All competitor's mining coupons accepted, DOUBLED and we'll even 

buy you a Coke!

Become a Prospector!

Gemstone Cutting Available in Store

 You can choose your favorites finds and get them cut and polished right here in the store! We even add a necklace using your gemstone as a pendant.  

Perfect gifts for yourself, friends, or for Grandma! You can pick up in a couple days or we'll ship for free. As low as $35 per stone!


Miner's Helmet

ID Chart - Laminated

Dig into Rocks Book

Magnifier Glass

+ Surprises!

Prices do not include tax



Large variety of gemstone found in all buckets. The larger the bucket, the more you find! Over 40 types of semi-precious and precious gemstones possible in every bucket! Guaranteed finds in every bucket! Unlike other mines, there's no admission fee and you can share any bucket! 


Little Miner Bucket                               $12.99

1 1/2 Gallons of mine dirt                

Large Prospector's Dream                       $25.99

2 1/2 Gallons of mine dirt

Strike It Rich Motherlode                         $40.99

3 Gallons of mine dirt

Green Giant  (most popular)                    $65.99

5 Gallons of mine dirt

+ extra fossil, geode, ruby,

emerald and sapphire dirt

Big Honkin' Tub                                        $160

15 Gallons of mine dirt + all 

the extras of the popular Green Giant

The BEAST Tub (ultimate experience)              $300
30 Gallons of mine dirt + all 
the Green Giant extras and MUCH MORE

Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald  Bucket            $60

Large 2 gallon bucket with 

rich ruby, sapphire, emerald and gem dirt.

Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald Tub                  $100

Large 5 1/2 gallon tub with 
rich ruby, sapphire, emerald and gem dirt.

Large Fossil Bucket                                   $60

​Gold Bucket  (keep your gold pan)         $60