Nantahala Gorge Ruby MineOnlineHours & SeasonsSeasons - Mid May-Mid OctoberAddress11900 US 19/74 WestBryson City, NC 28713PhonePrimary - (828) 488-3854TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 5 reviews A favorite activity in the area for adults and children. Professional gem stone consultation available onsite. Rain or shine (we have a covered sluice). No entrance fee. Professional gem stone evaluation and cutting is available onsite through our gemologist, Gene Elliott. Gene has received local and national recognition for his honesty, fairness, and expert craftsmanship. Season: Mid-May through Mid-October. TripAdvisorTripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 5 reviewsWrite a review.