Cowee Gift Shop & Mason Mountain Mine, Franklin

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Cowee Gift Shop & Mason Mountain Mine Reviews
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  • This place is great! The openers are great and it is a real mine with real gems coming out of it! Don't go anywhere else - dig in the native dirt pile - brought down from the mine daily - and watch th...  more »
  • We went to several local mines on this trip. We stopped at the Cowee Gift Shop and spoke with Ginger, one of the owners. She was very helpful and friendly. We told her of our other disappointing exper...  more »
  • The rhodolite is worth going for but the rubies and sapphires are not native. They are added to the pile. The rhodolite is rough and the ruby and sapphire are water worn. If all was native, they all w...  more »
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  • This mine is the best in the area. Visited couple others they did not measure up. This family owned business knows how to treat guest an give them the knowledge they need to be able to have a successful experience. Even the rocks polish up an make a great display In our home. Have a few gems stones that are pieces of Jewelry that my brother in law created for me. It's just awesome.
  • What a great place with fantastic people! The ring we had made is absolutely beautiful
  • My husband and I went here on our vacation last year and it was the best experience we had on our week vacation. They were totally awesome. We rated them a five. Since then my husband has passed away this passed January. We enjoyed it most of all the places we went. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will return.
  • Awesome experience! I found a huge ruby lots of rhodolite and garnets as well as sapphires. The staff is very helpful and knowledge. Great gift shop as well. I encourage a visit. I will go as often as possible.
  • Fun and fabulous! The owners were so friendly and we had a great time sifting through our big buckets. Found numerous stones and really enjoyed ourselves. This was by far the best mining experience - price, quality and quantity. I would highly recommend folks come here first - avoid the high price gimmick locations where you won't find any good quality stones. Our kiddos and the adults laughed so much and we had a blast. Was a memory we will cherish for ever no doubt.

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