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Cowee Mountain Ruby Mine

6771 Sylva Road, Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 369-5271
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Ranked #8 of 15 Attractions in Franklin
Type: Mines
Fee: Yes
Most recent review
- Aug 23, 2014
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Franklin Square, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We started here first. Found a 1000+ carat ruby in the $50 bucket!! We came back there two more times in one week because it was by far the best of the four mines we went to. People were extremely helpful and polite. We are going to have them cut some sapphires for us to make jewelry out of. By... More

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Fulton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Their open Sunday right off the highway so it was easy to fine. We bought two buckets and found lots of rocks that were gems. We would not be able to tell what was a gem or rock but they walk the line and are very helpful. I found a tourmaline that came from their own mined dirt. We ordered... More

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

Not the least expensive game in town, but not at all outrageous. Conveniently located on the US 441 bypass, very knowledgeable and patient staff. The seeded buckets are well seeded with many good gems. Went two days in a row and really enjoyed it both times.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We loved it so much we had to visit again. Although I chose a different bucket to sluth through (Citrine and Amethyst)I was slightly* & I only mean "slightly" disappointed. My husband and sonon the other hand,found a boat load of their pick of buckets(Ruby and Sapphire?) I believe. .. Anyway you look at COWEE RUBY MINE you can't beat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Loved the experience of watching kids find gems in their pans. Worth the trip to enjoy the people at the flue.

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Top Contributor
251 reviews 251 reviews
77 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

The staff was friendly and helpful to the kids with their treasure hunting. Prices were reasonable. We got the $25 bucket for the kids to share. It was plenty. It's real dirt and clay, not sand like some places. They got dirty but had a blast.

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Windber, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stopped here because I found rubies mining at Sheffield Mines and wanted to get them cut. The woman working was absolutely wonderful. She will be getting my rubies and turning them into a total of 6 carat ring for me and mailing it to me back in PA. I wish we would have mined here instead of Sheffield, the... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Absolutely was pleasantly surprised at the sizes of the gemstones. It was great to just sit and sift through the sluth. We met the granddaughter and she was so helpful. (Love the Pink Beatle car... $ gas $) (We were the family near Wake Forest) This place truly deserves an A+ / you leave happy and satisfied with your "loot".... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This was our 2nd visit. We found it changed from our 1st visit a year ago. May be they were having a bad day but the woman in charge was not very friendly or helpful, a bit sour, actually. The pail yields seemed less than the previous visit and there was not a lot of variety from the other mines... More

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Georgia, United States
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15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We visited three mines in Franklin, and we ended up coming back to this mine for a second visit & to purchase some buckets to take home. The people were very friendly & helpful, and we got some really great price. I thought the prices were great for the things we received. This is the mine I would recommend, especially... More

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