Cowee Mountain Ruby Mine, Franklin

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TripAdvisor
  • We had a lot of fun here. Found some nice gems and my neice acutally found one that was big enough to get cut and mounted.  more »
  • We were visiting Franklin,NC the end of Feb. So the gift shop and sluice area weren't open yet. However one of the owners did offer to sell us buckets of dirt with gems in them which I thought was ver...  more »
  • What an amazing experience!!! Great friendly environment. We enjoyed mining and the staff present to help! A memory we will never forget! I would highly highly recommend going here!!!  more »
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  • Just received garnet earrings and a green quartz ring from this mine that we had them make into jewelry after mining. The quality of the post for the earrings are so poor that they bent already I am almost positive this is not the ring I chose this one is so cheap it looks like kids play jewelry . I would not recommend this mine to any one. The quality is terrible. Even the cut is bad on stones.
  • I enjoyed coming here on a family vacation. The mining experience is good quality, however some items in the store can be found at a lower price at other mines in the area. If you have any rings or other valuables be careful and remove them before mining or they will be lost!
  • One of the most rude customer service experiences ever.
  • Great value. Nice gem finds and staff is very friendly and helpful.
  • We had a great experience. It was raining, but that was no problem because it's covered. Staff was very helpful in identifying the gems. Kids, ages 6 & 9, had fun finding their shiny treasures. We got 2 kids souvenir buckets, an amethyst and citrine bucket, and a super bucket. "In my souvenir bucket I found amethyst, ruby, citrine, rose quarts, and some others." -age 9