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Operating since 1952, Rose Creek Mine is one of 3 state licensed gem mines in Macon County, North Carolina. Centrally located in Western North Carolina in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, we are near waterfalls, white-water rafting, AT Trail hiking, museums, antique shops, historic train rides and the Cherokee Indian Reservation. 

In our Gem Mine you can find Ruby, Sapphire, Garnet, Amethyst, Citrine, Moonstone, Topaz, Smoky Quartz, Rose Quartz, Quartz Crystals and more! All equipment is provided and we help beginners. You dig your own dirt in our mining tunnel and wash the dirt away in our covered flume. Mine rain or shine. 

Mining is a great field trip for church groups, scout troops, senior citizen groups and others. We have an educational program that will fit your needs. Scouts can work on their geology achievements and badges.

 

We have a terrific rock and gift shop with lots of good gems and minerals to round out your collection. We carry ornamental pieces and lapidary supplies. We also have a covered picnic area and a small playground for the pebble pups. Gem Dirt to Go is also available.

 

 


2 weeks ago

Rose Creek Mine

Remember, closed on Wednesdays in September. We'll keep you posted on any impact from the hurricane for Thursday and Friday.
Keep safe!
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2 weeks ago

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Different view of the mine this afternoon! Had to stop the flume because of lightning and a torrential downpour, guess I'll be hosing it tomorrow morning. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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Labor Day Mining - Worked hard to find this beautiful 25ct ruby today. Nice Job, Robyn T from Rock Hill, SC. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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Busy day today. Thanks to all our customers for their patience. We appreciate you!

Remember, open Labor Day but closed the rest of the week. We'll open back up on Saturday, Sept 8.

We'll be closed Sundays and Wednesday in September.
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