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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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5 days ago
Rose Creek Mine

Closed for the season. Mail Order available again starting November.
See you at the mine in April!
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Enjoy the time off! Look forward to seeing you next year!

4 weeks ago
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Tom's surgery was postponed. We will be back open Thursday. Thanks for all the prayers and support. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sorry surgery was delayed and grateful that you were open so we did get to come mine. Great mining, wonderful people, great local restaurant recommendations, and very funny if not corny jokes.

4 weeks 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.

Thanks for understanding.
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🙏prayers for Tom

4 months ago
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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

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