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Smoky Mountain Gold and Ruby Mine
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Cherokee, NC US
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This website or the contributor can't guarantee the information here to be accurate or to be up-to-date, although that is the intention for the data. Illegal activity or property damage is not the responsibility of this website, but each visitor is encouraged to review the Rockhound Code of Ethics. Each website visitor is advised also to consider reference sources listed and outside sources in their research before visiting the location.
Location Type: Private Property
Details: Some minerals found here include emeralds, rubies, sapphires, amethysts, garnets, and topaz. Check out their website for more information.
Directions: They say they are on highway 441N in downtown Cherokee.
Google Map: (The GPS marker is only marking the nearest city.)
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Reference Info: http://www.smgrm.com/
Tags: emeralds rubies sapphires amethysts garnets topaz cherokee north carolina highway 441 north

Comments (Most recent are first)
connie - Jan 31, 2013 10:18:39 PM EST
Wow. Thanks for the info. I had heard of a place in the Smokies where you could mine rubies and had planned on doing a pay visit. Glad to know this and not waste my money. They survive because of all of the tourists just passing through.

Scott (webmaster) - Jan 13, 2013 09:26:39 PM EST

Thanks for the review, Daniel.  I'm very sorry to hear about your experience there, and hopefully your information posted here will help to advise someone who is thinking about going there.  Sounds like a business fit to be aired on the discovery channel next to "moonshiners".

daniel - Jan 12, 2013 05:09:12 PM EST

Went and got my ruby appraised and sure enough its filled with glass. They basically bought a ruby whole sale and convinced me that they cut it and its worth $20. I called Ruby and Gold Mine in Cherokee and told them that I had it looked at and its filled with glass and I got a ear full. They said send them the paperwork on the appraiser to prove it. I told them if I do that then I will have to proceed legally to get everything I put in it and then I heard nothing about shouting that they dont take threats.. on and on.. So i will apparently need to find a lawyer and see if I have any grounds to get my money back. They lied to me that they cut it in house.. no possible with glass in it.. then they lied that its worth $1200 both before I paid for it to be cut and after.. then they lied that they are cutting the rock that i found for $85 per carat. So their business is based on lies. Found out they just chuck the rock back in the bucket of dirt for the next sucker. How can this business be open after all this time? My foundation of proceeding with the deal was that no business could be open that long if they are just scam artist.. Wrong..


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