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Rose Creek Mine

115 Terrace Ridge Dr, Franklin, NC 28734-0869
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Great time!

As part of a 3 generation family vacation we stopped here on the recommendation of a friend. We had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GinnyP1
via mobile
Fantastic little spot

Excellent spot for kids that want to dig their own stash. The staff is super friendly and helpful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David F
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“the owner” (21 reviews)
“gem mining” (25 reviews)
“rock shop” (7 reviews)
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115 Terrace Ridge Dr, Franklin, NC 28734-0869
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"nice family"
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"limited snacks"
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"picnic area"
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"take home"
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"great fun"
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"a lot of fun"
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"gift shop"
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"native dirt"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As part of a 3 generation family vacation we stopped here on the recommendation of a friend. We had a great time! They made us feel welcome and the kids (ages 9 and 12) loved that they told them the names of the gems.

1  Thank GinnyP1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent spot for kids that want to dig their own stash. The staff is super friendly and helpful. They take piles of dirt from a local area and let you fill buckets for sifting. You can also buy some cool stones to kind "hide" in...More

1  Thank David F
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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Wanting a different experience, we decided on Rose Creek for something of a more authentic experience. Rustic, honest, fun. We paid $10 per person for two unsalted buckets each. It took about two hours to go through both buckets. We found sapphire, emerald, garnet, topaz,...More

1  Thank JNetteDC
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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

We bought buckets and filled them with dirt from the shed. They have a spot where they mine the dirt and bring it to the business. We found garnets, sapphires, topaz, quartz and several other stones. After you pick out the gems, they will sift...More

2  Thank harpdust
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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

My wife and daughter accompanied me as we searched for gemstones. The owners and other employees made every effort to make sure everyone there knew what to look for and were very helpful all day. They spent as much time as needed with each miner...More

1  Thank Benjamin T
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Spent half of a day here. We did both unsalted and salted buckets. For the money, we’ve found more here than the other two mines we’ve visited soo far. They have gloves and disposable aprons for your use, if needed. They also have a picnic...More

Thank Sundee McMullin P
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

I went gem mining with two friends. Just the three of us looking for a fun activity. We found fun, and relaxation, and gems for jewelry. What more could a woman want? You have a choice of digging your own dirt or purchasing a salted...More

1  Thank AndreaMCTGB
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

After visiting another mine, I wasn’t sure what to expect. This mine is off the beaten path, and worth the trip. A family owned business complete with a cat and dog! We spent several hours enjoying the scenery and becoming addicted to mining. We started...More

Thank Kristi K
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

I thought this mine in Franklin, N.C. was special. The atmosphere around the sluices was very pleasant. It was country, quiet, stream just in front of you, lots of nature around... We also appreciated the gift shop at this mine; it included a variety of...More

1  Thank Connie L
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

My 3 sisters, my brother and I (all of us 60 plus) went and shared a $60 dollar "enriched" bucket that took us 1.5 hours to go through. We knew it was enriched, but went with it anyway because we were just having fun, not...More

2  Thank Paulette H
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purritt2b
May 22, 2018|
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Response from Linda S | Property representative |
We sell bottled waters for .50 and there is a bathroom on the premises. Hope this information helps.
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stnelson513
August 24, 2017|
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Response from Mary T | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that would be a problem, depending on the dog of course!
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stnelson513
August 24, 2017|
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Is it pet friendly??
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