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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 week ago

Rose Creek Mine

Biggest sapphire of the year!! Karyl G of Port St Joe, FL found this 1127 ct sapphire. That sure paints a pretty picture for this art teacher. ... See MoreSee Less

Biggest sapphire of the year!!  Karyl G of Port St Joe, FL found this 1127 ct sapphire.  That sure paints a pretty picture for this art teacher.

 

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Oh my! That’s huge! Miss you guys and Rose Creek..

Wow!! That’s a big find!!!we are coming back in October and I can’t wait!!

Awesome

Congrats you beat mine. I'm coming back this year

Congratulations!! Look at this Stuart Steadman!!

How cool!!! We miss being there!!!

And the Big Hits just keep on coming.

You wouldn’t need to sift for that honker. Great for her.

Wow Cool

Yes we do

Wow

Wow!!!

Kyle Garner

Jami Gwinn Megan Gwinn

William T Moore Maddie Rada

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4 weeks ago

Rose Creek Mine

Holly from Asheville had a big find yesterday, a 185 ct sapphire. Thanks for making our day brighter by visiting us at Rose Creek! ... See MoreSee Less

Holly from Asheville had a big find yesterday, a 185 ct sapphire.  Thanks for making our day brighter by visiting us at Rose Creek!

2 months ago

Rose Creek Mine

Camera-shy miner! But nice 122 ct sapphire found yesterday. ... See MoreSee Less

Camera-shy miner! But nice 122 ct sapphire found yesterday.

 

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Wow we never found anything that large. I miss rose creek mine. It was so much fun!

Are any cutting quality?

Wow!

cool

2 months ago

Rose Creek Mine

Open Monday, Memorial Day! 9-5 last new miner @ 4. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Hope you have a great day! Sorry we didn't make it up this year.

sry me and Nancy are not there !

We had a great time there! The boys loved that we brought them dirt back to mine ❤️.