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“Great time”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rose Creek Mine

Rose Creek Mine
Ranked #3 of 33 things to do in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence
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Abilene, Kansas, USA
Level Contributor
24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

First mine of the day and the best for the money. Staff is knowledgable and helpful. The set up for mining your dirt is well thought out. Found several great gems from native dirt.

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Abilene, Kansas, USA
Level Contributor
24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

First mine of the day and the best for the money. Staff is knowledgable and helpful. The set up for mining your dirt is well thought out. Found several great gems from native dirt.

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Thank kimmer101859
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Have been coming here for several years.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Fun and interesting activity. The owners, the Stinnets, are great people. Are glad to answer all your questions and are very knowledgable.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Phyllis F
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Rose Creek delivers quality finds!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Our recent trip to Franklin and the RC mine was our third, and this site remains at the very top of our list! The entry fee of $6 entitles you to a bucket of dirt from their "mine" across the creek, but not much to be had in those offerings. Skip instead to the $20 specialty buckets laden with emeralds, rubies, sapphires, amethyst or garnets for some really great finds! The $30 special bucket with rubies, garnets and emeralds is, likewise, worth the money. Tom and Linda run a great operation, and both will take the time to select the potential cutters from your bag of treasure. They picked out about 30 potentials for us, which we took to the Gem Factory south of town for Chris to evaluate. He picked out 14 beauties--emeralds, rubies, amethyst and garnets--which we left with him to work his magic, all at reasonable prices. Say what you want about "salted" mines--this one will draw us back every time we're in town! Should be #1...

Visited September 2012
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King George, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Went here twice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

The owners are very nice and very helpful. Found a rare ruby, and left it to have it cut. Would highly recommend!!

Visited September 2012
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Thank Debbie E
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