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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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4 weeks 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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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 🙏🏻🙏🏻

4 weeks ago

Rose Creek Mine

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

4 weeks ago

Rose Creek Mine

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

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 !!! 💖

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

Stay safe. Hope to see you soon

1 month ago

Rose Creek Mine

Brrrrr! Opening at 10 the rest of this week! ... See MoreSee Less

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