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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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9 hours ago
Rose Creek Mine

Rose Creek Mine will be closed for 2 weeks beginning Tuesday, September 28th for medical reasons. We hope to reopen Monday, October 18th. Please check facebook or google business hours for updates.

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3 months ago
Rose Creek Mine

An after mining suggestion! ... See MoreSee Less

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Best mine I have been to yet and I've been to every single one of them ! The owners are amazing and knowledgeable! We got huge rubies and sapphire and emeralds and an amazing amount of amethyst and other crystal. I recommend for sure ,bring the family. There's a cute picnic area and playground. It was easy getting in and out of the parking lot and the roads were easy to drive on . And the rock shop was amazing, I got a huge slab of amethyst from them ,love it and he threw in the stand for free !! Just amazing ! Thanks guys from the Satterfields

Love this place

3 months ago
Rose Creek Mine

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.

Are there any days in August that you'll be closed? And do you still have the 50-gallon barrels of salted dirt for sale the mine?

. . . are you open on those other days ? and what are your hours "

5 months 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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Wow!

Nice

Richard Appleton

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