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Sheffield Mine

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385 Sheffield Farms Rd, Franklin, NC 28734-1516
+1 828-369-8383
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Hunting for Rubies

My son (12) and I visited the Sheffield Mine (and 2 other mines in the area) in June 2017 and the... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2017
Fun day finding rubies!

We visited the Sheffield Mine yesterday. Richard and Warren were very helpful, informative and at... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2017
Rebecca H
Media, Pennsylvania
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Sift through the dirt to find rubies or other minerals.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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“rainbow buckets” (19 reviews)
“native buckets” (18 reviews)
“carat ruby” (10 reviews)
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385 Sheffield Farms Rd, Franklin, NC 28734-1516
+1 828-369-8383
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Reviewed June 27, 2017

My son (12) and I visited the Sheffield Mine (and 2 other mines in the area) in June 2017 and the experience was outstanding. If we return to the area, we would definitely visit the Sheffield Mine and only the Sheffield Mine. The guys running...More

Thank DDruff
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

We visited the Sheffield Mine yesterday. Richard and Warren were very helpful, informative and at times humorous and entertaining in our quest for rubies! We did find severals small rubies around 4 or 5 carats plus quite a few small chips in our native buckets....More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed May 13, 2017

We were there in early May and had a fantastic time. Kids really liked both the native buckets and looking for rubies ( we found lots) and the rainbow buckets finding other gemstones. Staff was extremely helpful and informative.

Thank Julie B
Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

We have visited many of the Ruby mines in the area and by far we have more fun and enjoyment at Sheffield than any of the others, friendly staff and a quiet decent location.

Thank Fred R
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Good location salted buckets staff warn was hateful an a disrespectful Dick is easy as to put will not be going back shame on you

2  Thank Deago A
Reviewed October 23, 2016

We drove up to the mine during the week. Not so easy to find. But the roadway took us by some breath taking venues and quaint towns. I love looking at old farms. The price of admission was $20.00 each which comes with 3 buckets...More

Thank capejewelrybrokers
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We had fun looking for rubies and sapphires. It's a lot of work to get them gems cleaned. It is distressing to sit and keep looking for a clunker. If you can't climb the stairs they will send a golf cart to pick you up...More

Thank cincinmax
Reviewed September 19, 2016

I found a 47 carat ruby and lots of small native rubies and sapphires. Well worth the trip. I love this mine, even if it is a bit rustic.

1  Thank Christopher W
Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

This is a great mine to hunt for rubies and sapphires. The dirt comes straight out of the mountain side. There is something about sitting at a flume scrubbing rocks that is relaxing. Your chances of finding a Ruby are great at this mine. The...More

2  Thank 990chadw
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Too bad the previous reviewers' friends didn't tell him/her how to get help to get down to the mine. Sorry for your disappointment, you should give them a second chance. We always have a good time and we've been going to Sheffield for several years....More

2  Thank Miners4
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