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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.

 

 


4 weeks ago

Rose Creek Mine

Opening at 10am for the rest of the season due to cold! Brrr. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Rose Creek Mine

Tom and I have decided to be closed on Wednesdays and Sundays through October. Come see us from 9-5 any other day of the week! Thanks for understanding. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I was thinking about you two the other day. What you do is HARD work. I commend you both. Thank you for letting us know so we can relay this to our guests.

Thanks for the update. See you guys in two weeks!

Love your place I was there several years ago;I'm planning on coming back the 12th and 13th of October if you didnt get storm damage,could you please let me know if you did have damage.

2 months 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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Stay safe

Everything good there?

2 months ago

Rose Creek Mine

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

Different view of the mine this afternoon! Had to stop the flume because of lightning and a torrential downpour, guess Ill be hosing it tomorrow morning.

 

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Really coming down....you all be safe in this weather

😯Oh my gosh! We've got AirBnB guests coming in this weekend, specifically to mine. Something tells me their trip will be a wash. πŸ™

Oh my. We haven't had anything here in Catawba County yet.

My rain gauge says 2" today

Bob Blankenship

Had a liitle rain? I hope things have dried out.

I hope it dries up for you.

We hate we missed you, we were coming this past Tuesday morning. Maybe next time😊

Yikes!

bet the ponds are full !!!

all the pretties laying around after the dry out πŸ‘€

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