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Review of Sheffield Mine

Sheffield Mine
Ranked #11 of 41 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 June 14, 2007

This was a great time. We got there early and got our dirt to start looking for rubys. It was very messy and we got muddy but we expected that since the website said it would be messy. Anytime water and dirt are involved you can bet you are going to get dirty. The staff was great coming by and telling us what to look for and checking what we found to see if they were actually a ruby or not. I found some "little" rubys but my friend found a 17 carat and a 15 carat. I would highly recommend this place. I want to go back so bad.

7  Thank ronweasley
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Reviewed July 5, 2006

Sheffield Mine - A Circus Show

Found the Sheffield Mine to be more like a circus show, and not a good one. Adult employees just went by and picked out rocks from your screen and threw them away, without explanations. Younger employees were not trained, but were friendly. Thank goodness we visited other mines in the area, and found them to be cleaner, and much more helpful in giving information. When we left Sheffield mine we had a "sour taste"

13  Thank Bev S
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Reviewed June 26, 2006

I expect dirt at a mine, but a sea of red clay mud is riduculous. This place had no where to walk or park that wasn't wet or muddy. Seems like the owner could invest in a little bit of gravel. Also, Linda, who I guess was attempting to show us how to mine, was rude and condescending. It was her way or else--as if there is a "right way" to sift through mud. We went to four mines on our trip and this one had the worst accommodations/facilities.

12  Thank scout1130
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