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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

Robin E of Aberdeen, NC provided us a high note on which to end the season! She found a 746.55 carat sapphire on October 15th. Thanks to all for making it such a great year. ... See MoreSee Less

Robin E of Aberdeen, NC provided us a high note on which to end the season!  She found a 746.55 carat sapphire on October 15th.  Thanks to all for making it such a great year.

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Thank you! We had a great time! Will definitely recommend all our friends go to the best mine in Franklin, Rose Creek ❤️

Always love taking a trip to see you guys and see what we find! See you next year! ❤️💎 🪨 ❤️

Loved those popsicles on a hot day. Thank you for those.

When does your season end?

Becky Gordon

Amazing!

Holy smokes that's awesome!

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2 months 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!

Ahh! Was looking forward to come this weekend and shop 😭😌

2 months ago
Rose Creek Mine

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.

2 months 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

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