Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

Let earth science come to life for your group at the family-owned and operated Elijah Mountain Gem Mine. Groups will become 19th century prospectors as they mine for rocks, gold, and precious gems such as rubies, amethyst, topaz, fluorite, quartz crystals, emeralds, and more. The mine features indoor and outdoor flumes for rain or shine mining. Perks for groups include personal gem identification, mining gear, and ziplock treasure bags. Groups are recommended to have at least half a gallon to one gallon of dirt to mine through during the field trip.
Contact Info 
Address: 2120 Brevard Rd., Hendersonville, NC 28739. Henderson County. Tel: 828-692-6560. Email: heather@elijahmountain.com. Website: www.elijahmountain.com. Hrs: Daily 10AM-6PM.  
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Activity. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5-2 hours. Cost: Fee.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Caves and Mines Lesson Plan

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 features like crystals, pools of water, stalagmites, and stalactites. Students observe the unique geological features of caves and learn how minerals are unearthed and mined. ... Continue