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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9 hours ago

Rose Creek Mine

Due to winds and rain we will be closed today (Thursday, 10/29). ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

Rose Creek Mine

Severe weather scheduled for tomorrow courtesy of Hurricane Zeta. Highly likely we will be closed Thursday, November 29.🙁

WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 55 mph - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: early Thursday morning until Thursday afternoon
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Stay safe. By the way ... tomorrow is Thursday, October 29th.

Stay safe. Hope to see you soon

Y’all be safe !!! 💖

2 weeks ago

Rose Creek Mine

Brrrrr! Opening at 10 the rest of this week! ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

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Opening at 10am due to cold! ... See MoreSee Less

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yes but closed on Wednesdays and Sundays. We may open late if it is cold. Thanks for coming to Rose Creek!

Will you be open from oct 10-17th? This is when I will be on vacation and taking my family to Franklin just to come to your mine.

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