Rose Creek Mine

Rose Creek Mine, Franklin: Address, Phone Number, Rose Creek Mine Reviews: 4.5/5

Rose Creek Mine
4.5
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Kevin
Raleigh, NC8 contributions
Family Friendly Gem Mining
Aug 2021 • Family
The owner/operators could not have been more helpful. They helped separate and label all the kids’ findings. I’ve taken the kids gem mining before. This was our best experience by far!
Written August 8, 2021
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Camper651766
3 contributions
Loved it
Jul 2021 • Couples
Wonderful time! Had a great time and was an all around awesome experience. Found a nice sized ruby and topaz and some other goodies! Highly recommend
Written July 20, 2021
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Edward C
2 contributions
very nice
Jul 2021
Had a great visit to rose creek mines and everyone was very knowledgeable of our stones the owner was super nice
Written July 19, 2021
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Stephanie S
22 contributions
Good place to pass the time.
Jul 2021 • Family
We love to go mining and decided to try put this place. It allows you to pick either the pre filled buckets or fill them yourself. My kids had a good time.
Written July 11, 2021
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Roamin-Amy
Hudson, FL51 contributions
Great place for fun times!
Jul 2021
We went here first thing in the morning with intentions of going to several other places. We never made it anywhere else on this day! Tom, the owner was knowledgeable, friendly, and very helpful. The rest of the staff was great too.
At Rose Creek you are going through actual native earth. There are two large areas where they bring in dirt from the area. You get to fill your bucket and take it back to the sluice to see what you can find. We found sapphires, garnets, topaz, and some beautiful quartz.
They also have 'salted' buckets with specific minerals/gems in them - ruby, emerald, amethyst, etc. Those were fun too!
The setting is really nice, there were bird feeders and lots of flowers planted around. As you are sluicing, you can watch the birds come to the feeders.
The prices are very very reasonable, the staff will ID your finds for you, and they make sure you are enjoying yourself! Wonderful time. Compared to other places we had been to and other places we went - Rose Creek Mine was by far the best experience!
Written July 4, 2021
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Hope L
6 contributions
The only mine you need to visit! Go here!
Jun 2021 • Family
This is the best gem mine to go to by far. We went twice. The owner, Tom, is so nice and knowledgeable. The entire staff is so helpful and friendly. We bought the large bucket ($50) and 2 dig your own each day. We got a ton of gems. The picture I uploaded is only half of the large gems we got. My 10 year old twins loved it. We went to another gem mine on a day Rose Creek was closed and it wasn't nearly the same experience. This felt much more authentic. They were even nice enough to sort the gems and then label plastic bags and separate them for us. No need to look around at other mines in the area. This is the one!
Written June 25, 2021
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Melanie R
Charlotte, NC18 contributions
Great gem mining place
Apr 2021 • Family
Rose Creek Mine was a great place for our whole family to mine for gems! The people running the operation were friendly, helpful, and informative. They helped you reasonably figure out how much you needed and find fun stuff for everyone.
Written April 3, 2021
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Stephanie M
Kings Mountain, NC16 contributions
Very fun!
May 2020
I visited Franklin for a few days and decided to give this a go. I had a great time here. The staff is very helpful and they know what they are doing. I didn’t find anything valuable but I had a great time.
Written November 19, 2020
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JulieJoan
14 contributions
Fun morning of gem mining!
Oct 2020
What a fun day! I wanted to do some gem mining while in Franklin and after some research I chose Rose Creek. First, the directions were great on google maps and got us right there. I was the first one there at 10 am . Linda and Tom greeted me and gave me directions on how to mine. You can dig your own buckets or choose one of their ‘salted’ ones. I asked my husband to dig my buckets, $10 for the first 2 buckets and an $5 for each additional bucket. Tom gave me all the supplies I needed and showed me how to clean the rocks. He instructed me to save anything that looked like it might be something other than a river rock. Two hours later and 2 buckets gone I was done. Tom looked through my finds and labeled and bagged them up for me. I took them to town and one garnet(my birthstone) was 3 karats so I decided to get it cut and set! If you want to have gem mine for a great price, visit Rose Creek, you won’t regret it!
Written October 6, 2020
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Amber Williams
6 contributions
Dazzling gems and dazzling prices!!
Jul 2020
Very welcoming, had tons of fun sifting through dirt and finding amazing gems!!! We did it twice in one week and wasn't disapointed, can't wait to go back!!
Written July 28, 2020
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