Smoky Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine

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Hours & Seasons

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


  • US 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 and largest gem mine! Then come on in for free gemstone identification from one of our assay professionals & visit our fine gift, jewelry and rock shop. We will cut and polish your stones and then 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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US Hwy 441 North
Cherokee NC 28719


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

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