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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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3 days ago

Rose Creek Mine

Trisha D from Granger, IN did see a rock, a big rock, called RUBY! 53.1 carats of ruby. Way to go Trisha! ... See MoreSee Less

Trisha D from Granger, IN did see a rock, a big rock, called RUBY!  53.1 carats of ruby.  Way to go Trisha!

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Congratulations! One day I will make the Facebook page. Maybe soon!

Whats the closest hotel to you guys

6 days ago

Rose Creek Mine

Family of four on the first fields a fantastic find!
James J of SC found a 275 ct sapphire this past week. His family was there to cheer him on!
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Family of four on the first fields a fantastic find!  
James J of SC found a 275 ct sapphire this past week.  His family was there to cheer him on!

Comment on Facebook Family of four on ...

Some people get all the luck. I never get lucky 😭😭😭

2 weeks ago

Rose Creek Mine

Our governor is requiring face masks when out in public. Please wear them when interacting outside of your family group at the mine. We will be wearing them as well! Thanks. ... See MoreSee Less

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And also what's the price to mine

Is it mandatory to wear them to visit the mine?

3 weeks ago

Rose Creek Mine

Great Find Tom from Plant City, FL! He found a 338 ct sapphire this week here at Rose Creek Mine. ... See MoreSee Less

Great Find Tom from Plant City, FL!  He found a 338 ct sapphire this week here at Rose Creek Mine.

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Richard Appleton

That awesome! Hope we have such luck on July 12th, bringing my Paddle club from Florida in the am for a couple hours, will be 5 of us. See ya soon!

We sure do miss visiting.

SOME people get all the luck. i'm never lucky 🙁

Awesome place 👍

Sarah look!

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