Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

The world of precious stones, rocks, and elements comes alive for your group at the family-owned and operated Elijah Mountain Gem Mine in Hendersonville, NC. Groups will have the chance to tap into their inner miner while panning for rubies, amethyst, topaz, fluorite, quartz crystals, emeralds, and more. The mine features indoor and outdoor flumes for rain or shine mining. Other attractions at the mine include the Amethyst Room and a petting zoo featuring a bunny, goats, and chickens. Group packages are available for schools, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers.

contact info

Hrs: Sun.-Thurs. 10AM-5PM, Fri.-Sat. 10AM-6PM.

School

Students will become 19th-century prospectors as they mine for rocks, gold, and precious gems at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine. Perks for groups include personal gem identification, mining gear, and ziplock treasure bags. School groups are recommended to have at least half a gallon to one gallon of dirt to mine through during their field trip. Teachers mine for free! Be sure to stop by the petting zoo to meet the animals before the end of your field trip. Picnic space is available near the flumes or the stream to enjoy a group lunch with your students.

supports classroom learning in:
Science.

topics covered:
Geology, earth science, rocks, elements, gemstones, animals.

contact info
Name: Heather
Email: heather@elijahmountain.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 120 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee

Cave & Mine Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

In history, caves have been used as shelter, as canvases for cave paintings, for rituals, and for food and weapons storage. In addition to historical relevance, caves also have unique geological features. On your tour be on the lookout for crystals, pools of water, stalagmites, and stalactites.

Mines are filled with useful materials that we use today. Coal is used to create electricity. Gold is used in the making of computers and jewelry. Limestone is used to make sidewalks and statues and monuments. Gypsum is used to make wallboards and plaster which is used in the construction of homes. Ask your tour guides about what the processes are like for mining each of these resources. How long does it take? What do each of these look like in their raw state?

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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

The world of precious stones, rocks, and elements comes alive for your group at the family-owned and operated Elijah Mountain Gem Mine in Hendersonville, NC. Groups will have the chance to tap into their inner miner while panning for rubies, amethyst, topaz, fluorite, quartz crystals, emeralds, and more. The mine features indoor and outdoor flumes for rain or shine mining. Other attractions at the mine include the Amethyst Room and a petting zoo featuring a bunny, goats, and chickens. Group packages are available for schools, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers.

contact info

Hrs: Sun.-Thurs. 10AM-5PM, Fri.-Sat. 10AM-6PM.

Scouts

Scout groups can work on the mineral resources portion for Geology badge requirements on field trips to Elijah Mountain Gem Mine. As scouts pan for rocks, precious gems, and gold, they can consult a chart provided by the mine to identify their findings. Group packages for scouts include mining gear, ziplock treasure bags, and more. Troop leaders mine for free! Be sure to meet the animals before the end of your visit. Space for a scout group lunch is available at the mine near the flumes or by the stream.

supports scout badges in:
Science.

topics covered:
Geology, earth science, rock properties, minerals, elements, gemstones, animal science.

contact info
Name: Heather
Email: heather@elijahmountain.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 120 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee

Cave & Mine Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

In history, caves have been used as shelter, as canvases for cave paintings, for rituals, and for food and weapons storage. In addition to historical relevance, caves also have unique geological features. On your tour be on the lookout for crystals, pools of water, stalagmites, and stalactites.

Mines are filled with useful materials that we use today. Coal is used to create electricity. Gold is used in the making of computers and jewelry. Limestone is used to make sidewalks and statues and monuments. Gypsum is used to make wallboards and plaster which is used in the construction of homes. Ask your tour guides about what the processes are like for mining each of these resources. How long does it take? What do each of these look like in their raw state?

View Lesson Plan>>

Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

The world of precious stones, rocks, and elements comes alive for your group at the family-owned and operated Elijah Mountain Gem Mine in Hendersonville, NC. Groups will have the chance to tap into their inner miner while panning for rubies, amethyst, topaz, fluorite, quartz crystals, emeralds, and more. The mine features indoor and outdoor flumes for rain or shine mining. Other attractions at the mine include the Amethyst Room and a petting zoo featuring a bunny, goats, and chickens. Group packages are available for schools, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers.

contact info

Hrs: Sun.-Thurs. 10AM-5PM, Fri.-Sat. 10AM-6PM.

Camp

Summer camp groups will have a blast as they take on the role of a prospector at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine. Perks for group visits include personal gem identification, mining gear, and ziplock treasure bags. Camp leaders mine for free! Don’t forget stop to by the petting zoo to meet the animals before the end of your field trip. Picnic space is available near the flumes or the stream to enjoy a summer camp group lunch.

contact info
Name: Heather
Email: heather@elijahmountain.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 120 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee

Cave & Mine Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

In history, caves have been used as shelter, as canvases for cave paintings, for rituals, and for food and weapons storage. In addition to historical relevance, caves also have unique geological features. On your tour be on the lookout for crystals, pools of water, stalagmites, and stalactites.

Mines are filled with useful materials that we use today. Coal is used to create electricity. Gold is used in the making of computers and jewelry. Limestone is used to make sidewalks and statues and monuments. Gypsum is used to make wallboards and plaster which is used in the construction of homes. Ask your tour guides about what the processes are like for mining each of these resources. How long does it take? What do each of these look like in their raw state?

View Lesson Plan>>

Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

The world of precious stones, rocks, and elements comes alive for your group at the family-owned and operated Elijah Mountain Gem Mine in Hendersonville, NC. Groups will have the chance to tap into their inner miner while panning for rubies, amethyst, topaz, fluorite, quartz crystals, emeralds, and more. The mine features indoor and outdoor flumes for rain or shine mining. Other attractions at the mine include the Amethyst Room and a petting zoo featuring a bunny, goats, and chickens. Group packages are available for schools, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers.

contact info

Hrs: Sun.-Thurs. 10AM-5PM, Fri.-Sat. 10AM-6PM.

Homeschool

Add some excitement to your homeschool geology curriculum with a trip to Elijah Mountain Gem Mine! As homeschool groups pan for gold, rocks, and precious gems, they can consult a chart provided by the mine to identify what they’ve found. Group packages for include mining gear, ziplock treasure bags, and more. Homeschool teachers mine for free! Be sure to meet the animals before the end of your visit. Space for a scout group lunch is available at the mine near the flumes or by the stream.

topics covered:
Geology, earth science, rocks, elements, gemstones, animals.

contact info
Name: Heather
Email: heather@elijahmountain.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 120 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee

Cave & Mine Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

In history, caves have been used as shelter, as canvases for cave paintings, for rituals, and for food and weapons storage. In addition to historical relevance, caves also have unique geological features. On your tour be on the lookout for crystals, pools of water, stalagmites, and stalactites.

Mines are filled with useful materials that we use today. Coal is used to create electricity. Gold is used in the making of computers and jewelry. Limestone is used to make sidewalks and statues and monuments. Gypsum is used to make wallboards and plaster which is used in the construction of homes. Ask your tour guides about what the processes are like for mining each of these resources. How long does it take? What do each of these look like in their raw state?

View Lesson Plan>>

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