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Rose Creek Mine

115 Terrace Ridge Dr., Franklin, NC 28734
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Franklin
Type: Mines
Most recent review
- Jul 14, 2014
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We looked at reviews for the gem mining places around Franklin NC while we were there for vacation and Rose Creek was our first choice and it lived up to our expectations! The staff was very friendly and the owner/manager walked around and checked on us often to make sure we were doing okay and to look at what we'd... More

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Rogersville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This one is worth the time and money. Had a lot of fun here and found numerous stones. Very nice people Small but lots of fun. The dirt is more clay based so it makes a bigger mess. Wear gloves if you like your manicure. Enjoyed both visits here. Would go again.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Dig your own dirt and start your search! They got us started right away and it was a lot of fun! We found some beautiful small garnets, lots of pretty quartz, and one large ruby! They were quick to identify and separate our treasure, and bagged and labeled each variety. Worth the short drive out of Franklin for the experience.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Rose Creek mine was our second mining experience in Franklin, NC but by far the best. We had a great time and found lots of gems. The flumes were shaded and the people were very friendly and helpful. It was well worth the money. We will visit again the next time we are in the area.

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Trophy Club, Texas, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We trekked the long distance to Mason's Mine only to arrive as the owners drove away from their locked gate. The sign said they didn't take anyone after 2:30 it was 2:45. I had saved the Rose Creek Mine brochure luckily and called them. They invited us to come on that they'd take us up until 4 as they close... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My family wasn't to thrilled.....we are hard core rockhounds and travel great distances to find that special "gem" & it turned out to be not "so much of the hype" to even go there. If you're interested in digging ?? this is not the place. Sorry. ... If the sluth and buying a pre-made bucket is what you want. ..it's... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Any time we want to go gem mining we travel from Asheville all the way to Franklin about and hour or a little more drive. We have been to 4 or 5 different gem mines and by far this one is our favorite. Being able to dig your own dirt is a real thrill because you never know what you... More

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Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is a great family activity, although rain would be a problem. Seems to be family run, and is entirely on the up and up. We chose to dig the dirt for the pails they provide, and $10 for two pails seemed a little steep until we found out how long it takes to do two pails of dirt (about... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This was the favorite part of your trip to the North Carolina mountains. My husband and I went with my parents, two 19 year old boys, our 6 year old son and our 5 year old daughter, and everyone had so much fun. It was our first time mining and found lots of great treasures. The owners were great, they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great place for good fun. Lovely friendly owners who answered every question we had. We did a couple of the $50 buckets between 4 of us, and then dug a couple of buckets from the dirt. Came out with some beautiful gems, just gotta work out how to get them back to England! Very addictive so be warned! We went... More

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