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 in for free gemstone identification from one of our assay professionals and 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 and special group rates.