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Birthday Party for Eight or One or Two Prospector’s Dream Buckets at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine (Up to 56% Off)


93% of 57 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

Mine allows customers to become a prospector from the 1800s and mine for gems in real wooden flumes.

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per person for birthday party option. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Some adults have children so they have a socially acceptable reason to eat at novelty pizza arcades and see movies with Shreks in them. Put some fun in the oven with this kid-friendly Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $49 for a birthday party for eight (a $112 value)
  • $10 for one Prospector’s Dream Bucket (up to a $20 value)
  • $19 for two Prospector’s Dream Buckets (up to a $40 value)

Gem-mine birthday party guests each receive a 1-gallon bucket (a $10 value), a little miner's hat (a $3 value), and a treasure coin (a $1 value) for the rock shop. In addition to the mining activities, which have no set time limit, parties have access to umbrella-shaded picnic tables for spreads of food and cake.

Each Prospector’s Dream Bucket holds 2.5 gallons of dirt and gems that kids can sift through with water from the flume. Mining minors can take home whatever treasures they find.

Though Elijah Mountain Gem Mine sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.

Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

A vast wooden bucket—printed with the words "world's largest gem mine bucket"—dominates Elijah Mountain Gem Mine's landscape. The immense receptacle, standing at 7 feet high and 8 feet wide, holds up to 30,000 pounds of dirt strewn with gems, jewels, and fossils. Families fill their buckets with the gem-studded dirt, strap on their prospector hats, and sift through the loot with the help of wooden flumes. The flumes, all-weather and wheelchair-accessible, wash away dirt to reveal fossils, quartz crystals, uncut emeralds, and other treasures to take home. Miners can opt for specialty buckets that contain higher concentrations of certain stones and fossils. A rock shop and 3,000-square-foot antique mall are stocked with sundries from the United States and Europe that, unlike precious stones or the White House's water slide, are displayed in plain sight.


We loved Elijah Mountain Gem Mining!!! My daughter had such a good time, and we found several great buys in the antique shop.

Reviewer, Google+

My son & I had such a blast here mining for gems & the shop itself is so cool & has so much cool stuff in it.

JuliPray, TripAdvisor, 4/17/12


93% of 57 customers recommend

  • “Go during the week, not crowded.”

  • “Take towels to dry hands off.”

  • “Excellent outing for multiple ages.”

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    2120 Brevard Rd.

    Hendersonville, North Carolina 28739


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