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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.

 

 


1 month ago

Rose Creek Mine

Opening at 10am today! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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wish i could be there today have a prosperous day everyone happy sluicing

1 month ago

Rose Creek Mine

Local gal does good! Cindy P from our own town of Franklin found this great 185.9 ct sapphire on Saturday. Nice way to start off our season! ... See MoreSee Less

Local gal does good!  Cindy P from our own town of Franklin found this great 185.9 ct sapphire on Saturday.  Nice way to start off our season!

 

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Wow! Love this place! Next time !!!

Oh girl I’m ready to go now!!!!

I wanna go!

Joelle Rathsam Michael Rathsam

Nice one! Looking forward to coming soon.

Nice to see you back!

Donny, check this out!

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2 months ago

Rose Creek Mine

Welcome to Kelly and Tony, from Louisville, KY, our first miners of 2019. We're so glad you visited us and started our season on such a positive note! ... See MoreSee Less

Welcome to Kelly and Tony, from Louisville, KY, our first miners of 2019.  Were so glad you visited us and started our season on such a positive note!

 

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We had a great time there

Water has got to be cold 🥶 right now!

I'm glad to hear you've opened for the season! Can't wait to swing in and get the hands dirty!

going to try to get down this year missed being down there last year first time we have missed in a long time .

My 8 year old son still talks about our trip and he wants to get a barrel next time we are there.

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2 months ago

Rose Creek Mine

36 degrees this morning. We're opening at 10am! ... See MoreSee Less