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Rose Creek Mine

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Address: 115 Terrace Ridge Dr., Franklin, NC 28734
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we bought the super bucket ($50.) and that kept two girls occupied for almost 2 hours. Then the owner went thru all of our finds and told us what each rock is and put them in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A delightful experience for me and my wife. The folks on duty were pleasant and eager to inform. Their knowledge added to our experience. Careful you don't miss the turn off.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

we bought the super bucket ($50.) and that kept two girls occupied for almost 2 hours. Then the owner went thru all of our finds and told us what each rock is and put them in separate bags he was very helpful. Best of the 3 mines we went to.

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Nashville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We enjoyed sifting through four buckets of creek bed rubble and finding; garnets, rubies, sapphires, emerald, quartz, Indian pottery piece and citrine and watched a water snake hunt tadpoles.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Tom and his staff do a great job teaching novices like my husband and me how to gem mine. They check on you just enough... Not too much or too little. When you are finished they will identify your finds and bag them. There is an impressive gem shop and Tom was helpful in identifying other places in Franklin we... More 

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Newark, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I've sat down to write this review a few times since I visited in early August and found myself at a loss for words (in a good way). I'm an aspiring rockhound which I'm pretty sure has turned me into a rock snob. I don't sluice mine much anymore in favor of open pit digs, natural collecting areas, and actual... More 

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Franklin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a great family mine to visit. The owners are super nice and willing to help if you need it. I have taken my class of first graders to this mine several times and am always pleased.

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titus1218
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My kids and I really enjoyed gem mining at Rose Creek. The setting is picturesque and owners were welcoming and helpful. Would definitely recommend getting the kids bucket. Was worth the $10/each. It's been a long time since I've seen all 3 of my children, ages 10, 7, and 5 have that much fun. Looking forward to visiting next year!

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Chiefland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Wonderful mining for the family! Dig your own dirt from the "mine" (2 buckets for $10 and then $5 each bucket thereafter). Then reveal your treasures using the covered flume for sifting (they provide everything screens, brushes, plastic container). There is lots of clay to sift through - it will take at least 30 minutes to an hour to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We decided on Rose Creek Mine because it offered more choices for the mining experience than some others in the area. The choice proved to be a good one. The owners and staff were very accommodating of our group (11), and gave us good info that everyone could use. We had miners from age 5 to 64. Everyone had a... More 

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Somewherein, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My son really wanted to go gem mining on this vacation, so we headed over to Rose Creek Mine from Nantahala. Unfortunately, he got car sick on the way over. (Our route took us on a very twisty road.) After taking a detour to get him cleaned up, we arrived at the mine. Having never been gem mining, I have... More 

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