Stop by for a Family-Friendly Gem Mining Experience at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine. No reservations needed. Located just outside of Asheville. Feel like an explorer from the 1800's and mine for real gemstones. Keep what you find! Each bucket is guaranteed to include one or more of the 40+ types of semi-precious and precious gemstones available at Elijah Mountain such as Rubies, Emeralds, Sapphires, Amethyst, Topaz, Garnets, Aquamarine, Quartz, and more! Buckets are available in multiple sizes, and the experience typically takes about 1 hour.
After your gem mining, explore the grounds and make a stop at the Gem Store or the on-site goat farm where you can pet and feed the goats and chickens. Spend the afternoon outdoors with a picnic at the private creek located just a quick walk from the mining area.
For those looking for scenic views, explore some of the Mountains, Waterfalls, and Nature Trails located near Elijah Mountain Gem Mine. This experience is not to be missed!