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Rose Creek Mine

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Address: 115 Terrace Ridge Dr., Franklin, NC 28734
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A fun place to take the family for gem finding.

Tom, the owner, always makes sure that his customers walk away with plenty of rubies. Kids love it and so do adults!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gail N
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Franklin, North Carolina
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Franklin, North Carolina
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tom, the owner, always makes sure that his customers walk away with plenty of rubies. Kids love it and so do adults!

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Thank Gail N
Franklin, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This was our 4th time to Rose Creek and it was wonderful! Tom & Linda are so friendly and knowledgeable. There are options for all price ranges & also a nice gift shop. We will be back!

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Thank Stephanie B
Plano
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We were about 5 minutes late for the cutoff time for "mining" minerals at the end of the day, however, they were so wonderful and allowed my grandson to choose a bag to "wash" which he really enjoyed doing. He was so happy to have "found" some rubies and sapphires that he treated me and his auntie with our birthstones... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

this is great place for kids and adults alike, we had great time but wished would have gotten more time to talk with owner about what we had found, son was doing this part of job and not as enthusiastic as Dad seemed to be about what you would find.also said dirt you dug out of tunnel was from there... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This was a first for us and we were not sure what to do. The folks helped us get started and checked on us throughout our time there to ensure we were enjoying ourselves. Afterwards they separated our fines into groups of gems and labeled the bags for us. We had a blast.

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Anniston, Alabama
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81 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This was a pleasant surprise! Out in the middle of "nowhere", we spent a couple hours and only $30 and took home a very nice assortment of garnets, rubies and many other pretty (and potentially pretty!) gemstones. The process was fun, but be prepared to get dirty and a little bit wet. The folks who operate it are very helpful... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I wasn't quite sure what to expect on my first gem mining experience, but even in the rain we had a blast! the owners love what they do, offer a mini-mining lesson, provide all the equipment, and then let you dig, sift, and rejoice at your finds. They sort your finds for you so you don't have to be a... More 

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Minerva, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We took our grandchildren ages 5, 6,and for our first time it was ok. The children had a great time and we purchased 3@ 25.00 buckets and it did take some time to get through those buckets. I do recommend you bring water to drink and comfortable clothing.

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Thank Lachelle2015
Kokomo, Indiana
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This is a great place to take the little ones. Very friendly and helpful. The "mine" is across a small creek in a couple of open sheds. Four of us didn't do much while the last member of our group made out great. We went trough 12 buckets. The price is average and we all found something. The pay dirt... More 

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Nashville, IN
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

The wife and I had a ball at Rose Creek Mine, playing in the mud looking for the different gems!!!we didn't find alot (:0 ( but we had a blast & what we didn't get to sluthed there we took back to are campsite to sluthed at are leisure at Franklin RV Campgrounds!!! Fun for all!!!

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