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Rose Creek Mine

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Address: 115 Terrace Ridge Dr., Franklin, NC 28734
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Although we didn't leave a millionaire, we had a great time! The boys enjoyed researching their finds and came away with some good items! Plus, it VERY affordable and my boys got... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Although we didn't leave a millionaire, we had a great time! The boys enjoyed researching their finds and came away with some good items! Plus, it VERY affordable and my boys got FREE Popsicles, bonus!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

AWESOME! Authentic. Fun for the whole family. We spent 2 hours culling for gems. $5. a bucket is more than reasonable. The kids are thrilled with their finds.

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Port Saint John, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

The owners were very friendly and informative and the price was reasonable. My boys (4 and 8) loved digging in the dirt and filling their own buckets. Expect to get dirty, our shoes were covered in mud when we were finished, but that's part of the fun IMO. There is a shoe washer near the restrooms, which was nice. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Nice place. Real mine on site. Nice people. But we got alot more gems at the place on 441 north of franklin. MicGael Hosto Atlantic Beach FL

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Otto, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Linda & Tom are wonderful professional mine owners. They make this an ADVENTURE for all that visit. You will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We ended up spending 4 hours here! Mom, Dad, and 2 boys (12 and 9 years old) had a lot of fun. The dig your own option is fun - lots of small stuff but they show you how to do it and sort and identify all the rocks at the end. We also ended up getting 2 'salted' buckets... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Went gem hunting here and were greeted by the owner who seems to run the place with his sons. He was a friendly guy who made us feel welcome. He brings the mine dirt from the actual mine down to his "tunnel" which is actually a couple of lean-tos across from the flume. You fill your buckets with this dirt... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Went to the Rose Creek Gem Mine to pan for stones. Its a long drive down a winding road but that is half the fun. Had a great time we bought 4 buckets full of dig your own dirt. We also bought one enhance bucket. We had a great time sifting through the dirt. The staff were helpful with tips... More 

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Hutto, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Our family visited over the summer (2014) and they were very helpful and nice. It is a family run mine and their two older sons helped my kids with learning how to slosh the dirt. The kids liked digging their own buckets and searching for gems. I have a special needs child and they were so patience and kind. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We had a great time at Rose Creek Mine. Our daughter and her husband live nearby but had never been gem mining. They went with us, we mined from the unsalted dig your own pile, and although no one got rich quick, we had a wonderful day. It was very relaxing. The staff came by often to make sure we... More 

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Address: Address: 115 Terrace Ridge Dr., Franklin, NC 28734
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Franklin

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