Maceffie Gems & Land LLC, Franklin

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  • This mine provides only buckets of native soil, thus you won't find salted buckets of minerals from Brazil here! So, if you want the real North Carolina experience, this is it! We had a great time the...  more »
  • Stan, Matt and Lisa are great! Started going to Cherokee about two years ago, first time I found a nice blue sapphire and was hooked. Most recent find was a 16 carat Ruby, but keep in mind it is an un...  more »
  • This is a small mine they only take up to 20 people maximum. They have a neat sluice box fed from a river. It costs 25 a person to get in and then you buy your dirt. The dirt is unsalted meaning they ...  more »
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  • Excellent establishment and extremely knowledgeable and friendly all around. Will be returning to here again when possible, thx for a fantastic day.
  • Totally lived up to our expectations. The folks were friendly and helpful and we all found a few gems in our buckets. A fun adventure for sure; I would recommend going early in the day (they close at 4 but last entry is 2) and buying the extra buckets for 5 dollars each. Also I'd recommend you let the helpful staff sort through your gravel after you clean it because unless you're an expert you will miss stuff. Make sure the kids don't throw away their gravel before hand too!
  • This place is great. My daughter and I had never done this before and really had an enjoyable day. The owners are very nice and really know their stuff. This is definitely not a tourist trap but a fun and educational experience. We can't wait to go back.
  • Helpful and friendly staff. Walked away with a few nice gemstones and an education. I would highly recommend to anyone and will go there again soon!
  • Every time I've been up to this place it has been wonderful.The previous owners were very nice and helpful,I haven't experienced mining here since the new owners have taken over,but I have noticed an increase in price and also you can't dig your own anymore which really bugs me.I'm going to venture up that way soon and see what it's all about and hopefully I will have the same great experience that I've always had.

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