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Rose Creek Mine

115 Terrace Ridge Dr., Franklin, NC 28734
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Franklin
Type: Mines
Most recent review
- Aug 23, 2014
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English first
Franklin Square, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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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
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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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77 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

What a nice family that owns this place. You don't feel rushed at all. Feel free to ask as many questions as you would like. You can dig your own from the pile from the mine or buy buckets. The flume is covered and shady. The property is beautiful. It's a very relaxing time. Prices are decent and we all... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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78 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We really enjoyed our time at Rose Creek. Not rushed, best prices around, really helpful and kind staff. They were VERY good to our two small dogs (brought them water and blankets to sit on). Small and intimate, you can dig your own or use a seeded bucket. Very helpful staff who individually marked and wrapped the stones we mined.... More

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Fletcher, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A bit too small for my taste, but my kids love it here. They have a nice store, and their help identifying the minerals we found is entertaining and fun for the kids.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We traveled to NC specifically to mine for gem stones, and this was the first mine we hit. You can dig your own dirt, or buy a salted bucket. The best part was, at the end, they identify all of your finds, and put them all into individual marked bag! Super friendly staff, and the owner is a hoot!

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Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I and our 4 kids (ages 9-14) had a great time gem mining. Very reasonably priced and we all found gems. We will definitely be returning.

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Columbia Station, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Very grandchild friendly! Her parents and grandparents dug 8 buckets of mining material: She was entertained the whole time. Complimentary popsicles were greatly appreciated. Helpful directions, shady mining area,clean restroom, adjacent picnic tables and small swing and slide. It was not necessarily what gems we found-- just the search. What a pleasant day near Franklin, NC. ...Eleanor's grandma reporting...

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Houston, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Five years and counting, we love this dig and keep coming back. My son always comes away with a rich variety of rocks, stones fossils, and unique gems for his collection. For a boy it's all about the digging and he loves it, bucket have been added to his collection. The family that runs this place is great and we... More

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