Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine, Chimney Rock

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#245 of 966 in Things to do in North Carolina Mountains
Mine · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Prospect for some gemstones at Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine, located just minutes from Asheville. On the shores of the Rocky Broad River, this attraction offers a chance to look for all kinds of minerals and rocks, including rubies, emeralds, amethysts, and more. You'll be given the needed equipment, so all you have to bring is some enthusiasm and a sense of fun. The mine is open year round. Please check the website for exact opening hours and other practical information. See Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine and all Chimney Rock has to offer by arranging your trip with our Chimney Rock holiday planner.
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  • We didn’t do the mining experience, but it was only because of how incredible the crystal/gemstone shop was. Above the mine, there was a very large shop with quality crystals and stones of all kinds.....  more »
  • Great time! My girls love gemstones! We purchased the mega bucket and came back with many nice sized gems and two large gems, they were so excited! The man running the joint downstairs took time to...  more »
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  • So very worth the price! We got the “regular” bucket for our 7 year old who loves rocks and gems and all things earth science. The man working the counter (forgot his name do remember he as from FL) was so friendly and knowledgeable, my 7 year old loved talking to him about his finds and even though he was getting busier nearing lunch time he gave ever customer big and small attention and info needed. This place was definitely kid approved!
  • Rare place that offers a view into their backyard, which is a great flowing River for anyone to access and explore. Scenic route with exploratory inspiration and healthy wonder. Why visit just the shop when you can explore waterfront and kinder the true explorer spirit. Please be safe, as the rocks can be slippery when wet.

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