Rose Creek Gem Mine – One of Franklin NC’s Finest Gem Mines

Rose Creek Gem Mine – One of Franklin NC’s Finest Gem Mines
Good, Clean, Dirty Fun… For The Whole Family!

In my real estate related meanderings around the Franklin NC, Macon County area last week, I stumbled across the Rose Creek Gem Mine. Now, when I first came to Franklin NC in 1993, my kids were 12 and 16 years old. It was then that we had our first Gem Mining experience alongside 441 just south of Franklin.  The kids loved this experience of sifting through dirt looking for GEMS, hoping to find “The Big One”!! It’s been a long time since that outing nearly 17 years ago but the memory of it was refreshed in my mind vividly as I observed children, adults and adolescents having the time of their lives playing in the dirt with each other and looking for that ever anticipated “Big One” at Rose Creek Gem Mines


 Everyone has a good time at Rose Creek Gem Mine! Rain or Shine, this is the best place to have fun in Franklin NC.  Hope to see you here.. courtesy of Bald Head the Realtor
Operating since 1952, Rose Creek Mine is one of 3 state licensed gem mines in Macon County, North Carolina. Centrally located in Franklin North Carolina in the heart of the Smoky Mountains! The Rose Creek Mine is near waterfalls, white-water rafting, Appalachian Trail hiking, museums, antique shops, historic train rides and the Cherokee Indian Reservation.

Rose Creek Mine is one of three state licensed gem mines in Macon County. Here you can find rubies, sapphires, garnets, amethysts, citrine, moonstone, topaz, smoky quartz, rose quartz, and quartz crystals.  All equipment is provided and they help beginners. You dig your own dirt in the mining tunnel and wash the dirt away in the covered flume out of direct sunlight or rain! Mine for Gems rain or shine.


Gem Mining is a great field trip for church groups, scout troops, senior citizen groups and others. Rose Creek Gem Mine has an educational program that will fit your needs. Scouts can work on their geology achievements and badges. But you will for sure laden yourself with some precious stones from this rich mine in Franklin NC. Rose Creek Gem Mine a total family experience that will enrich your family with relational gems as well as rubies, sapphires and such!  Don’t miss this when you visit our amazing town of Franklin NC!


Everyone has a blast gem mining! Kids, adults, this is a family affair! Rose Creek Gem Mine is a family friendly environment where everyone has a great time RAIN or SHINE!Gem Mining Rates


Major Miners (over 8): $6.00 each (includes 1 free bucket)


Minor Miners (8 & under): $4.00 each (includes 1 free bucket)


You dig your own bucket of dirt in the mining tunnel.


All refill buckets are $4.00


Special Mining


Super Buckets – $40.00


Mega Buckets – $75.00


Mini Buckets – $10.00 – $20.00 – you keep the bucket


Bags of Gem Dirt to Go – $3.00 ea. or 2/$5.00


Make sure you visit our Rock & Gift Shop before you go! There are lots of interesting specimens to round out your collection. We also carry lapidary supplies.


All major credit cards accepted. Cash works well too!
VISIT OUR ONLINE STORE – OPEN YEAR ROUND 


click on this stone to visit the Rose Creek Mine online store! Yes, you can GEM MINE ONLINE!!Can’t come see us? Have a treasure hunt at home! Visit our Mail Order Page and see all the exciting things you can purchase. It’s fun for the whole family.

Enter the ONLINE store by clicking on the Amethyst!


 


You will have a great time at the Rose Creek Mine.  The Starrett Family, Tom, Linda, Sam & Jacob will make sure that you have the most enjoyable time possible here in the Smokey Mountains while mining at their Rose Creek Mine!


PERFECT Family Environment !

Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By special kOct 12, 2009





This was my first time mining and i LOVED it ! The atmosphere was very family oriented. Even though we did a salted bucket it was the search of finding that pretty gem. We dug a few buckets ourselves and that was great getting dirty to find a treasure. We felt like two kids playing in the dirt. Being in the mountains mining as a woman you worry about restrooms and they were clean and even had a place to wash your shoes off. The best part is we forgot to get buckets to go for our children and they reopened and sold them to us with no questions and sat, talked and even gave us history about the mines. WONDERFUL job we will be back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Rose Creek Gem Mine is owned and operated by the Sterrett Family. They aim to please!
A peaceful time listening to the water flume and searching for hidden gems! Rose Creek Gem Mine, One of Franklin NC's finest gem mine experiences!
Rose Creek Gem Mine in Franklin NC! This is the place to have a great time with the whole family. Everyone finds GEMS!!  courtesy of Bald Head the Realtor_Franklin NC Real Estate
Just a whole lot of fun at Rose Creek Gem Mine in Franklin NC! Rain or Shine, you'll be comfortable mining at our covered "flume". Photo courtesy of Bald Head the Realtor, Franklin NC Real Estate


Field Trips and Group Rates


At Rose Creek Mine they offer group packages for schools, rock clubs, scouting groups, senior citizen groups, church groups, youth groups, day care centers and any other educational or social groups you can imagine. There is plenty of parking and a covered picnic pavilion free for your use.


Scout Troops: Work toward your badge, belt and achievement awards.
Educational Program includes:
Brief history of mining in the
Cowee valley Types of rocks and how they were formed
How gems are formed
Fossils
Hardness Scale
Uses of rocks in every day life
Collections


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Merchant Ratings  We were looking to purchase a home in western North Carolina and came across a listing on the internet posted by John Becker. We looked in various places but decided on purchasing the home in Franklin that was listed by John. We were extremely pleased with our dealings with John. He is very professional, knowledgeable and he went over and beyond what most realtors would do. We highly recommend John.

Joe & Susan Kearse June 24th 2010


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