Nantahala Gorge Ruby MineOnlineHours & SeasonsSeasons - Mid May - mid OctoberAddress11900 US Hwy. 19/74 WestBryson City, NC 28713PhonePrimary - (828) 488-3854 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. TripAdvisorTripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 25 reviewsSee all 25 reviews.Write a review.