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“rudeness and not so honest”
Review of Sheffield Mine

Sheffield Mine
Ranked #7 of 36 things to do in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Sift through the dirt to find rubies or other minerals.
Reviewed January 22, 2014

An older man that works there walks back and looking for stones that inexperienced people dump out and keeps them for him self. I got into a conversation with him and he bragged about all the rubies he has collected that way. My wife found what they called a specimen rock [large chunk of granite with rubies sticking out of it] and he got very upset with they guys filling the buckets for not taking it out for him. Been there twice but don't think we will ever go again.

8  Thank Peter B
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

We went to the Sheffield Mine which was located in beautiful rolling hills about 35 minutes from Franklin. We were not dressed appropriately for mining and was so disappointed. You really do have to wear shoes and clothes that will get very muddy and dirty.
However, people in parking lot were so excited about all the gems they had found -- particularly rubies and quartz, etc. I believe they had previously found sapphires.

2  Thank waterteacher
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Very good place to go. Warning, mining gets into your blood! Our son found a large Ruby and is going to have it made into a necklace for his wife. It is much fun. Wear old clothes and plan on staying awhile.

4  Thank Larry E
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

We arrived at the mind a little after 3 and even though they don't usually let people start that late when we explained that we were lwaving the next morning they let us in. I really enjoyed it. Even though we didn't find anything big it was funn to try (kind of like buying lotto tickets but more work!) The staff was very helpful and knew what to look for and didn't mind helping us out. If we had gotten there earlier I would have bought more buckets of dirt to sift thru!! It was a great way to send the end of our last day in Franklin!

Thank beachylady2757
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

This is a mine that the rock hounds prefer. You might get something really nice or nothing at all since no one knows what is in each bucket.. The staff was helpful. Prepare to do a lot of work and to get muddy. We had 2 adults and 4 children. The kids enjoyed the rainbow buckets but I liked the native buckets. We came home with a vial containing 8 small pink rubies but several folks found large "honkers" while we were there. The staff was very helpful and would happily check your box before you threw out the discards.

3  Thank Wayahdoc
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