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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

Effective tomorrow, we will be closed on Wednesdays as well as Sundays except in July. We will also be closed the whole week of Labor Day (Sept 7 - 11). Thanks for understanding. ... See MoreSee Less

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Except in July? It's already August - what days are you open for the rest of August/first week of September?

2 months ago

Rose Creek Mine

Our wonderful worker Daniel, found and returned this sapphire to Shannon J from Florida. It weighed in at a whopping 617.8 cts! The whole family joined in for the celebration. Great find and great recovery! ... See MoreSee Less

Our wonderful worker Daniel, found and returned this sapphire to Shannon J from Florida.  It weighed in at a whopping 617.8 cts!  The whole family joined in for the celebration.  Great find and great recovery!Image attachment

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Daniel was very helpful while we were there. It was obvious he has a kind heart. Way to go Daniel. Congratulations to this family!

Well done!

Wow!

Way to go

2 months ago

Rose Creek Mine

It took him 5 years to come back but well worth it for Randolph S of Wilmington, NC! He found a 128.45 ct sapphire yesterday. Good to see you and your family again! ... See MoreSee Less

It took him 5 years to come back but well worth it for Randolph S of Wilmington, NC!  He found a 128.45 ct sapphire yesterday.  Good to see you and your family again!

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Ashlee Dyar

I wonder what "grade" of bucket it was. Great fun for the whole family. Been there twice,the grandkids loved it. Well worth the beautiful drive

We're on our way and it's been about five years for us too!!!!

Ok but for us city folk... how is the drive in? I have high anxiety on steep mountain roads and ones with deep drips with no guard rails

Some people get all the luck 🙄. I never get lucky 😒

Love it there always a good time

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