Come enjoy the fresh mountain air, natural creek water running through the flume line and the scenic beauty of Cowee Valley, in Franklin, North Carolina! Rose Creek Mine - Franklin, NC Operating since 1952, Rose Creek Mine is one of 3 state licensed gem mines in Macon County, North Carolina. Amethyst. South Carolina designated amethyst as the official state gemstone in 1969. House Bill No. 1808 (H1808): AN ACT TO DESIGNATE THE AMETHYST AS THE OFFICIAL STATE GEM STONE AND BLUE GRANITE AS THE OFFICIAL STATE STONE. Whereas, South Carolina is one of three states where the gem stone amethyst of good quality is found in the United States; and

Foggy Mountain Gem Mine has been family owned and operated for generations. We are located in the mountain community of Boone, which is in the beautiful High Country of North Carolina. We are the choice Gem Mine in our area because of the experience that is offered our guests by our knowledgeable staff, and because we offer buckets of the ...