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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.

 

 


The big eclipse weekend is almost here. We will be open Sunday 8/20 from 12-5 and Monday 8/21 from 9 - 1 or so. We may open back up after the eclipse - just depends! All other days are the same, 9 - 5, last new miners at 4pm.

Have a great fun-filled weekend and enjoy nature's show stopper!
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Craig & Melanie H from New Haven, WV found this wonderful 886.5 ct sapphire last Saturday. We're glad you stopped at Rose Creek Mine! ... See MoreSee Less

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Another arrowhead! Misti M from Asheville, NC found this primitive arrowhead today at the mine. Highly unusual and super exciting, the 2nd one found this month. Thanks for spending the day with us Misti! ... See MoreSee Less

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Rose Creek Mine with Rose Creek Campground & Cabins.

After spending some time at the pool next door at Rose Creek Campground, Anna P of Sarasota, FL. found a sapphire weighing 529 carats. Glad you came by here!
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