Old Pressley Sapphire Mine

  • 240 Pressley Mine Road
  • Canton, NC 28716
  • Phone: 828-648-6320

Located in Haywood County, near Canton, the Old Pressley Sapphire Mine is one of the oldest operating mines in western North Carolina. Made famous by the discovery of the 1445-carat "Star of the Carolinas," the mine contains abundant quantities of precious minerals for rock collecting.