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Address: 385 Sheffield Farms Rd, Franklin, NC 28734
Phone Number: 828-369-8383
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Prospecting
Description: Sift through the dirt to find rubies or other minerals.

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Get dirty and have fun!

We had a great time searching for hidden treasures! We found over 60 carats of rubies in the native buckets. We also sifted through rainbow buckets and found all sorts of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Beverly F
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We had a great time searching for hidden treasures! We found over 60 carats of rubies in the native buckets. We also sifted through rainbow buckets and found all sorts of interesting stone and minerals. I can't remember when I was so dirty and didn't care a bit. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. It's a great way to spend... More 

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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My wife and I went simply off the ratings on TripAdvisor and I must say they were dead on. We had a wonderful time it's 15$ a person for 2 buckets that take about 2 hours alone and you can get 2 more buckets for another $5. We couldn't have been happier, the help was top notch and they found... More 

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Denver, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

staff was outstanding on both introduction and help finding "RUBIES". Worth the money spent. We found two squeiker's that were 18kts and seven 9 to 4kts. 30+ smaller rubies. The boys ages 15 and 8 were a handful asking questions and got very nice gems in the rainbow buckets. They also found very nice emeralds in the bucket that kept... More 

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Franklin, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I liked that there was a cover over where you mine your gems really fun the people were very nice you can search for gems all day

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Tampa
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

went to this place as a kid, just as awesome as an adult ! Unlike regular side of the road gem mines, u actually find stuff here which makes ur trip that much more amazing! Staff checks u out before u toss any potential honkers. Get a honker get rewarded with a free bucket of joy. Go here it's great,... More 

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Groveland
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135 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The only 'mining' we'd done in the past was at a couple of roadside touristy places with salted buckets. We wanted a different experience this time and considered Mason's, but it was on a Sunday that was supposed to rain later, so instead of paying for a day we decided to head to Sheffield's. We got there right after they... More 

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Middleburg, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is not the touristy type of gem mine, there is no lapidary on site, and the most basic of bathrooms (only hand sanitizer, no sink and faucet). The admission ($15.00) included two buckets of earth; 2 buckets of native dirt, 2 buckets of salted dirt or one of each. I went with a dear friend and we each went... More 

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Not a touristy, side-of-the-road type of attraction. We got dirty, and enjoyed it! Not much luck this time, but will go back again!

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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

OK first off let me tell you all out there that this is a great place to look for natural gem's.. I see a lot of negative comments from folk who I think are from other mines in the area and just trying to aim business there way,..To all other negative comments out there, let's get one thing clear, this... More 

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Lantana, Florida, United States
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There were four of us on vacation. We all have been to many mines. This was a very nice experience. The right $. Knowledgeable people. We had a great time.

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Additional Information about Sheffield Mine

Address: Address: 385 Sheffield Farms Rd, Franklin, NC 28734
Phone Number: 828-369-8383
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Franklin
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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