Cowee Gift Shop & Mason Mountain Mine, Franklin

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  • We had a really enjoyable day at the mine. Tom and Ginger were super nice and Tim was extremely helpful in helping us identify our finds. I'm a newbie at this, and by the second bucket or so, I was ge...  more »
  • We visited Mason Mountain Mine on Friday. Tim was very helpful with identifying rubies, sapphires and garnets from our buckets of native dirt we dug from the native dirt pile near the sluice area. The...  more »
  • Ginger and Tom are the BEST! Their "crew" will help you find the best gems in their native dirt pile and you will NOT be disappointed. They are also lapidaries and will cut, polish and set your stone(...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Such a good time found big rocks found more than my family lol
  • We have been returning every year since 2009. Best mine. Love how personable the family is. Be back there again in April.
  • Very nice local mine with a long history, gift shop, not overpriced, the family owners are very nice and knowledgeable people. The location is much easier to find than many of the other mines in the area. You are assured of finding gems and they'll cut them for you and ship them home when completed. They will help you sort and pick the gems best able to be used.
  • Great place to find gems and they will cut them on-site =)

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