Old Cardinal Gem Mine, Franklin

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  • As others have very accurately reported, two young people and their grandmother run this place, and they do it VERY well. Don't let the 'unkept' appearance of the entry road deter you...go right on up...  more »
  • Okay..so I really wanted to do some gem mining. Old cardinal had 5 stars so that's what I picked. Me and my boyfriend headed on down... It was raining cats and dogs and they had a covered area so it w...  more »
  • Looking for a place to mine for fun? Look no further. My wife found this little place by reading reviews while we were on vacation in Bryson City, NC. It's a short drive by main highway, but we chose ...  more »
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  • This is a wonderful family run business where it is difficult to find any areas for improvement. Tucked away just off NC 28 expect to find a rustic gem mine with the most delightful and knowledgeable family ready to make your visit totally enjoyable. Oh, and I found a 285 ct ruby there.
  • My wife and I were looking for a place for authentic native gem mining near Franklin, NC. We read about this place on Google and wanted to come check it out, especially since one of the posts talked about Chickens and Cats all around. We got there and a nice kid by the name Isaiah greeted us. He was very helpful and knowledgeable about the gems. We had a great time and after we finished, Isaiah and his sister Morgan sorted the gems and showed us what we had. The family was so nice and friendly, we also found some neat gems.
  • Don't judge a book by its cover! The curb appeal of a single wide trailer off a red dirt road may be the best disguise! We mined rubies, sapphires, rose quartz, and other crystals. The young man who assists the customers is knowledgeable and very helpful
  • very nice time. people were very nice. chickens were pretty too! great prices and no rip off's. great time for first time miner's!
  • First time ever mining gems with my dearly beloved and had an amazing time! Both Morgan and Isaiah, our young gem experts, were super knowledgable and helpful and we recommend this place 100% ✌️

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