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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 month ago
Rose Creek Mine

People seem to prefer the sunny spots today for some reason! ... See MoreSee Less

People seem to prefer the sunny spots today for some reason!

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I sure do miss going here. One of my favorite places to be in NC. Hope y’all are doing well.

1 month ago
Rose Creek Mine

Thinking of changing to an ice skating business! For those miners who still want to play in the mud, we will open at 11am today (Saturday)! ... See MoreSee Less

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Shiver me timbers Wait no that's a pirate not a cold person lol

2 months ago
Rose Creek Mine

Repeat of yesterday but even colder! Opening at 11am again today! ... See MoreSee Less

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Wish I was there!

What time do you close today

2 months ago
Rose Creek Mine

Full flume!!! Not really, but we do have some intrepid miners here with their hands in the water! ... See MoreSee Less

Full flume!!!  Not really, but we do have some intrepid miners here with their hands in the water!Image attachment

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It was cold but I got some nice pieces. Thank you for the hospitality!