Gem Mine

Miner's Helmet

ID Chart - Laminated

Dig into Rocks Book

Magnifier Glass

+ Surprises!


#1 Mine in NC


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Gemstone Cutting Available Onsite

As we personally identify your finds, you can choose your favorites and get them for as low as $25, sometimes the same day! We even add a necklace using your gemstone as a pendant for no additional charge. We're the only gem mine that won't make you wait 6 weeks for your stones. Perfect gifts for yourself, friends, or for Grandma!

Elijah Mountain


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* 4 Large Prospector's Dream Bucket

* Treasure coins to spend

* Gem ID Chart

​* Gemstone Book

* Magnifying Glass

* Little Miner Helmets



Large variety of gemstone types in all buckets. The larger the bucket, the more you find! Over 40 types of semi-precious and precious gem types possible in every bucket! You're welcomed to share buckets too! 


Little Miner Bucket                               $12.50

1 1/2 Gallons of mine dirt                

Large Prospector's Dream                       $25

2 1/2 Gallons of mine dirt

Strike It Rich Motherlode                         $40

3  Gallons of mine dirt

Green Giant  (most popular)                    $60

5 Gallons of mine dirt

+ extra fossil, geode, ruby,

emerald and sapphire dirt

Big Honkin' Tub (ultimate experience)   $150

15 Gallons of mine dirt + all 

the extras of the Green Giant

Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald  Bucket            $50

Large 2 gallon bucket with 

rich ruby/sapphire and Emerald dirt.

Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald Tub                  $100

Large 6 gallon tub with 
rich ruby/sapphire and Emerald dirt.

Large Fossil Bucket                                   $50​​

​Gold Bucket  (keep your gold pan)         $50

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 coupons accepted, DOUBLED and we'll even buy you a Coke!

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

NC's top voted mine!