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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.

 

 


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1 day ago
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An after mining suggestion! ... See MoreSee Less

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Love this place

2 days ago
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We will be closed all Wednesdays and Sundays including those in July. Sorry for any inconvenience. ... See MoreSee Less

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Can't wait to see you guys. We will be there in July.

1 month ago
Rose Creek Mine

Joe P from Atlanta GA found this wonderful 235 carat sapphire this past week. Great find, great smiles, great fun. Thanks for coming out to Rose Creek! ... See MoreSee Less

Joe P from Atlanta GA found this wonderful 235 carat sapphire this past week.  Great find, great smiles, great fun.  Thanks for coming out to Rose Creek!

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Nice

Wow!

Richard Appleton

1 month ago
Rose Creek Mine

Cat found something extraordinary in our dirt - an engagement ring! Thanks for sharing your love of rocks with us. Here's to a marriage with many wonderful facets! ... See MoreSee Less

Cat found something extraordinary in our dirt - an engagement ring!  Thanks for sharing your love of rocks with us.  Heres to a marriage with many wonderful facets!

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Wow!!

How sweet, congrats! My husband proposed to me there 7 years ago— said he found a huge rock! Rose creek will always hold a special spot in my heart 🤍

What a wonderful story!

Congratulations

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