Cowee Mountain Ruby Mine, Franklin

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  • I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this mine and in fact went back 2-3 times during my stay in Franklin. It was convenient to get to (on Sylva Rd.), staffed by a very competent and nice lady at the slui...  more »
  • It is a way of spending some time with childs doing something like washing of sand and looking for gemes. You can also buy some souvenirs, but they can be from far away (at the worst from china). Just...  more »
  • We had such a great time. We got 1 bucket of gems and one of minerals. It was such much find our treasures. John was the best...he told stories and funny jokes, was informative on our finds, and was a...  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

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