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.



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1 month ago
Rose Creek Mine

Sad day here at the Mine. Our wonderful greeter for 17 years has wagged her tail for the last time. Wishing her plenty of squirrels to chase, treats every hour and pets from all her admirers around the clock. She will be sorely missed. ... See MoreSee Less

Sad day here at the Mine.  Our wonderful greeter for 17 years has wagged her tail for the last time.  Wishing her plenty of squirrels to chase, treats every hour and pets from all her admirers around the clock.  She will be sorely missed.

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We were full timers, staying at the campground when Victoria and Audrey had it. I remember seeing her a lot. Sorry for your loss..

Sorry for your loss.

So sorry for your loss

So sorry

So sorry

So very sorry to hear about Lady Blue, she was always there to great us when we come to Rose Creek. She will be greatly missedπŸ₯²

So sorry to hear! Yes, she greeted me and my grandson when we were there in October 2020!

So sorry. She will be missed. She greeted us everytime. Then stayed for rubs.

Oh no! We are so sorry! She was always such a joy whenever we’d visit! We’ll miss seeing her! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

So sorry to hear this. I will miss her "smiling" face whenever I visit.

Oh no! We're so sorry... We'll miss seeing her next time we're up there. She was a great, sweet pup who we always enjoyed giving scritches to. Y'all will be in our thoughts. πŸ˜”β€οΈ

Oh, no!! So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your peace and comfort!

I’m so sorry for your loss. They sure take up a big part of our hearts and when we lose them it hurts for a long time. I lost mine a few months ago. Sending hugs and ease in your heart during this difficult time. πŸ’–

Awh man.... surly going to miss seeing her in May! 😒

So sorry for your loss!!! Hope she has plenty of squirrels & pups to run around with over the rainbow bridge.

So sorry for your loss. Patti and I made sure some scraps from our lunch fell her way every time we were there. Gonna miss her when we come this fall. Sending love and hugs.

I'm sorry. I'm glad I got to pet her all the times I visited. πŸ™ ❀

Sorry to hear that...πŸ˜ͺ

So sad. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

I just saw this and I recall how lovingly wonderful she was. Candles lit, prayers sent, and may the warmth of angel wings surround your heart in her absence.

She’s waiting at the “Rainbow Bridge”

Bless her

So sorry! I remember her well.

So sorry for your loss 🌈 πŸŒ‰


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4 months ago
Rose Creek Mine

Thanks for a great season this year. See you in the spring!

Mail order still available year round if you're looking for Christmas presents!
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When do y’all open back up for spring?

We were hoping to make it back this summer but it looks like we did not make it in time as we will be back in town from Pa Thanksgiving week.

Sure hope to be there this spring. Was so hoping to have had a few days this past summer but covid reared it’s ugly head. Prayers that this is over soon πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

I was hoping to come back I'll be back up there from Florida and would love to buy more buckets or shop your little store.😭

4 months ago
Rose Creek Mine

Due to winds and rain we will be closed today (Thursday, 10/29). ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago
Rose Creek Mine

Severe weather scheduled for tomorrow courtesy of Hurricane Zeta. Highly likely we will be closed Thursday, November 29.πŸ™

WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 55 mph - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: early Thursday morning until Thursday afternoon
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Y’all be safe !!! πŸ’–

Stay safe. By the way ... tomorrow is Thursday, October 29th.

Stay safe. Hope to see you soon

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