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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.

 

 


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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EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it! Hometown boy finds BIG Sapphire (222 carats) on July 20th. Way to go Sam R of Franklin, NC. ... See MoreSee Less

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Megan T from Mooresville, NC, our former employee, and still our friend came for a visit and found this 541 ct sapphire. Still beautiful inside and out! ... See MoreSee Less

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Monday, Monday, so good to me...
At least that's what Will D and Mary Grace D from Jacksonville, FL were saying after finding this great 881 ct sapphire. Nice way to start the week you two!
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