Smoky Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - March - November
  • Hours - Vary and are weather permitting. open late night during the summer! Please call for specific hours.


  • Hwy. 441 North

    Cherokee,   NC   28719


We provide the equipment, no admission fee! Find beautiful emeralds, rubies, sapphires, amethysts, garnets, topaz and more, at Cherokee’s first, finest & largest gem mine! Then come on in for free gemstone identification from one of our assay professionals & visit our fine gift, jewelry & rock shop. We will cut & polish your stones & set them in one or more of our fine jewelry settings. Same day service available! Buses & groups welcome. Call for hours & special group rates.

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Hwy. 441 North
Cherokee NC 28719


Latitude: 35° 33' 30.6" / Longitude: -83° 17' 47.04"

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