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Rose Creek Mine

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Address: 115 Terrace Ridge Dr, Franklin, NC 28734-0869
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great finds at the mine

Tom & Linda are great. Very friendly, helpful and a wealth of info both historical & mineral. Well worth the drive to get there. They not only help identify the gems but also bag... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Michael K
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Morrow, Georgia
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Morrow, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tom & Linda are great. Very friendly, helpful and a wealth of info both historical & mineral. Well worth the drive to get there. They not only help identify the gems but also bag and label them so you will remember which is which when you get home. Best gem grubbing we have ever been to. Can't wait to get... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our three grandchildren, ages 5,6 and 8, and had a great time. The staff was GREAT in showing the kids how to mine the gems. They even identified and labeled the stones. We'll be back next Summer!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Salted buckets and a place to stay! An interesting mountain drive gets you there. It was raining the day we came and prepare for mud. Surprising gift shop. Wouldn't expect the fine quality of jewelry made by locals. The owner is a facetor and very active in the gem community of Franklin, N.C. I got an excellent deal on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They are awesome! The helpful friendliest people on the planet. Thank you for dirty fun digging for treasure. Hope to go back soon!

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Archer, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had visited this mine many years ago and wanted to bring us. He said not much had changed in all that time. We had a great time mining for gems. It was 10 dollars a person (if you dug your buckets) for 2 buckets. That kept us busy for about 2 hours in all. Make sure you dress... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly and great pricing. Paid attention to my granddaughter's progress and helped her identify the different gems which of course delighted her!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my granddaughter. They were so helpful. She came home with lots of minerals and a few gems. Prices are great. Perfect place to have fun and she learned a lot from the wonderful people who run the mine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to several different mines, this was the best by far! If you want bang for your buck and have tons of fun, this is the place to go! They are very knowledgeable and friendly. Tom even turned us on to a inexpensive lapidary and we ended up getting stones cut into gems cheep! You can... More 

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Thank James C
Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to try some gem mining at rose creek. It was great dirty fun. The teenagers even enjoyed it with no eye rolling. Found a 118 ct ruby in the dig your own dirt They offer several different types of mining for any budget. I recommend having younger children share buckets as it takes some time to sift... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We stopped here so our 9 year old grandson could do some mining. This spot had been recommended by some other businesses in Franklin, so we gave it a try. Even though the buckets are 'salted' we had a great time.

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