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The RCTDA continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it relates to our Nation, North Carolina and Rutherford County.Our top priority is always the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents, and visitors.  We understand that these times are confusing and can be difficult for many.  We encourage you to continue supporting each other and our community's small businesses and ask that you reference individual websites and social media platforms for updates on local businesses and events. At this time and until further notice, our two Welcome Centers are closed and the Tourism Development Authority office is seeing guests by appointment only.  Please call 828.287.6013 or email Taylor at Taylor.Hardin@rutherfordcountync.gov if you have any questions or to make an appointment. Click here to view our dedicated page & to stay informed throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

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Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine

397 Main St., Chimney Rock, NC 28720

Chimney Rock Gem Mine is located in downtown Chimney Rock Village. Chimney Rock Gem Mine allows you to pan for gold & gemstones in a clean and comfortable atmosphere. The Gem Mine guarantees a find for everyone. The Gem Mine is located directly next to the Rocky Broad River. Gem mining is a wonderful experience for the whole family. Chimney Rock Gem Mine offers gold and silver gemstone jewelry along with rocks and minerals from around the world.