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Cowee Mountain Ruby Mine

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Address: 6771 Sylva Road, Franklin, NC 28734
Phone Number: (828) 369-5271
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Who doesn't love finding jewelry quality gems stones!!

I have done this before in different places...but never with so much good luck finding stones of good quality. We bought one deluxe bucket ($25) and one Ruby & Sapphire bucket... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I have done this before in different places...but never with so much good luck finding stones of good quality. We bought one deluxe bucket ($25) and one Ruby & Sapphire bucket ($15). Ended up with tons of great gems..precious and semiprecious! Having 4 sets of earrings and a 10carat ring made at very reasonable prices. Love this place!!! I saw... More 

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Cedar Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Excellent location, value and experience .... fun for the whole family and rewarding ! Staff / owners are friendly, courteous, helpful and just lend greatly to a pleasant experience !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Had a great afternoon here! Very friendly and found lots of Ruby's and other stones. They knew there stuff and answered all our questions!

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This area is known for it's mining. We brought the kids to experience something specific to where we were visiting (2.5yo and 2 8yo). We purchased a souvenir bucket (reasonably priced) and found the adults getting more excited / interested in the mining too. The bucket contains dirt full of gems and you use a sluice box (looks like a... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is by far the best Gem mining experience. They were very friendly, Jamie never tired of all my questions. We found lots of good size Rubies, and sapphires. $20 for 4 hours of mining. This is plenty of time. You get quite a workout doing this. We all thought it was enough time. Make sure you wear old clothes... More 

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Spring Grove, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We didn't come to the area for the mining, but these places are all over. Not all of them were open when we went, but we picked this place based on other reviews. It's a small place where you pick out what type of bucket you want, and then you sift through and rinse away to see what you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My husband and I went and got a bucket. It was filled with all sorts of gemstones! We had a wonderful time! We will be back for sure! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. They really know how to make customers feel appreciated!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had a great time panning for rubies and gemstones at this mine located right next to highway 441. It was a nice stop on our holiday!

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Franklin Square, New York
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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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Address: Address: 6771 Sylva Road, Franklin, NC 28734
Phone Number: (828) 369-5271
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Franklin

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