Bring the whole family for fun and excitement at the Smoky Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine, located downtown Cherokee, in the heart of the great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Mine for gems like rubies, sapphires, emeralds, amethyst and more. All size buckets available and gold panning available as well. Strike it Rich!! Then bring in your stones for free identification by our professional assayers. We can cut and polish your stones, and set them into beautiful jewelry settings. Don' t forget to visit our jewelry and gift shop! Hope to see ya' ll there!