At Rose Creek Mine we offer group packages for schools, rock clubs, scouting groups, senior citizen groups, church groups, youth groups, day care centers and any other educational or social groups you can imagine. There is plenty of parking and a covered picnic pavilion free for your use. Scout Troops: Work toward your badge, belt and achievement awards!!

Educational Program includes:

  • Brief history of mining in the Cowee valley
  • Types of rocks and how they were formed
  • How gems are formed
  • Fossils
  • Hardness Scale
  • Uses of rocks in every day life
  • Collections


A group at Rose Creek Gem Mine

Other activities your group may want to consider:

Water Sports

Check the links page for more activities.

Scouts should also plan a visit to the historic Franklin Gem & Mineral Museum located in historic downtown Franklin. The museum is located in the old city jail.