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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
- Sep 14, 2014
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Lemont, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

perfect 2 hours spent there. Great honest guy. Also try Old Cardinal Mine. These are the only 2 mines worth it..and not using fake "natural" buckets.

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Vandalia, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My husband had been there many times, so we went back, it is a great place to search for gems. I would recommend this to young or old.

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had an hour or two to kill before dinner (and the long drive to dinner) and I suggested some ruby mining. I've only been suggesting this since our engagement, when I asked for a coprolite as the main stone in the ring, but my Best Beloved just didn't get the hint. He fell for it this time. I sat... More

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Kokomo, Indiana
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a nice set up with owners that know their stuff. The owner talked to us and told us that the ore comes from creek. He gave us some local history and was very friendly. Flumes were nice, water was colored but not muddy. Like all mines bring your bug spray. Native dig your own or salted buckets. Dig... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a fun time. I have been to one other mine and this is my favorite. The digging tunnel is across a pretty little bridge. We mined with our 3 year old. The staff was helpful and friendly. In the middle of our flume work they came around with free popsicles. Not one weird helper here, all were kind and... More

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Concord, United States
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was our first stop on our first trip to Franklin for gem mining and it was the perfect first stop. The owners were very nice and we had a great time digging our own dirt and sifting through it. We also decided to do a 'fun' bucket full of rubies, sapphires, emeralds to see what that was like and... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This mine offers "dig your own dirt" so it was a definite must for us. Dig your own dirt was 2 for $10 then a discount on refills so really happy with the price. We really enjoyed our time here and found some nice items. The dirt is not "enriched" so we didn't find any big stones but we didn't... More

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Franklin Square, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

It was fun. Tom was great. The cat and dog want to be pet, so be prepared. We bought the $50 bucket and found a ruby with a "timekeeper" triangle. The seats were a little uncomfortable for taller people.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

very nice staff who helped us get the most from our experience. Gave us tips for finding the best gems and then took the time after to go through each of our gems and identify them for us.

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Mineral Springs, North Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Making our way around the gem mines in the area Rose Creek was one we had near the top of the list. Kids and I tried both the native buckets and the enriched ones. Neither disappointed. Of course the kids got frustrated with the native digs, but that is the nature of getting dirt right from the source. You have... More

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