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Rose Creek Mine

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Address: 115 Terrace Ridge Dr, Franklin, NC 28734-0869
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we bought the super bucket ($50.) and that kept two girls occupied for almost 2 hours. Then the owner went thru all of our finds and told us what each rock is and put them in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 23, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015

we bought the super bucket ($50.) and that kept two girls occupied for almost 2 hours. Then the owner went thru all of our finds and told us what each rock is and put them in separate bags he was very helpful. Best of the 3 mines we went to.

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Nashville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed sifting through four buckets of creek bed rubble and finding; garnets, rubies, sapphires, emerald, quartz, Indian pottery piece and citrine and watched a water snake hunt tadpoles.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Tom and his staff do a great job teaching novices like my husband and me how to gem mine. They check on you just enough... Not too much or too little. When you are finished they will identify your finds and bag them. There is an impressive gem shop and Tom was helpful in identifying other places in Franklin we... More 

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Newark, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2015

I've sat down to write this review a few times since I visited in early August and found myself at a loss for words (in a good way). I'm an aspiring rockhound which I'm pretty sure has turned me into a rock snob. I don't sluice mine much anymore in favor of open pit digs, natural collecting areas, and actual... More 

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Franklin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a great family mine to visit. The owners are super nice and willing to help if you need it. I have taken my class of first graders to this mine several times and am always pleased.

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titus1218
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

My kids and I really enjoyed gem mining at Rose Creek. The setting is picturesque and owners were welcoming and helpful. Would definitely recommend getting the kids bucket. Was worth the $10/each. It's been a long time since I've seen all 3 of my children, ages 10, 7, and 5 have that much fun. Looking forward to visiting next year!

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Chiefland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2015

Wonderful mining for the family! Dig your own dirt from the "mine" (2 buckets for $10 and then $5 each bucket thereafter). Then reveal your treasures using the covered flume for sifting (they provide everything screens, brushes, plastic container). There is lots of clay to sift through - it will take at least 30 minutes to an hour to go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015

We decided on Rose Creek Mine because it offered more choices for the mining experience than some others in the area. The choice proved to be a good one. The owners and staff were very accommodating of our group (11), and gave us good info that everyone could use. We had miners from age 5 to 64. Everyone had a... More 

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Somewherein, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015

My son really wanted to go gem mining on this vacation, so we headed over to Rose Creek Mine from Nantahala. Unfortunately, he got car sick on the way over. (Our route took us on a very twisty road.) After taking a detour to get him cleaned up, we arrived at the mine. Having never been gem mining, I have... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Have been here three times and always have fun. The slew is in the shade with bird feeders and butterflies to add to the fun. There are dogs and cats about to pet but they don't bother you for attention. The buckets are enhanced so there is always something to find. The funds have been different each year that we... More 

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