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! Tripadvisor.com 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!


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

Become a Prospector!

Miner's Helmet

ID Chart - Laminated

Dig into Rocks Book

Magnifier Glass

+ Surprises!

$16 VALUE

for $8

Gemstone Cutting Available in Store

As we personally identify your finds, you can choose your favorites 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.

Add our Discovery Kit 

​​GEM MINE

Prices do not include tax
We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER AND CASH

ELIJAH MOUNTAIN

FAMILY MINING SUPER DEAL   $99

* 4 Large Prospector's Dream Bucket

* Treasure coins to spend

* Gem ID Chart

​* Gemstone Book

* Magnifying Glass

* Little Miner Helmets

                                            

GEM MINE BUCKET PRICING

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                               $12.99

Over a Gallon 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)                    $65

5 Gallons of mine dirt

+ extra fossil, geode, ruby,

emerald and sapphire dirt

Big Honkin' Tub (ultimate experience)   $160

17 Gallons of mine dirt + all 

the extras of the popular Green Giant

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