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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

No one's grumpy now after Kathy M from Oregonia, OH found this 350ct sapphire Friday. Sunshine and sapphires from here on out! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Rose Creek Mine

Frontier fixed the phone line early! Yeah! We have credit card processing again! In the process, they took out our internet access and phone at the house! Boo!
I'm @ the library using their internet and will have very limited access for the next few days.
The saga continues...
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2 weeks ago

Rose Creek Mine

Sorry, but the phone line was broken this past weekend, scheduled to be fixed by Saturday (oh no.....). No Credit Card transactions this week, please bring cash.☹️ ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Byron, GA will be proud of Mary P's family. She found a 170 ct sapphire yesterday! Maybe a parade? If not, we're still happy for you. ... See MoreSee Less

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