Rose Creek Mine, Franklin

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  • I thought this mine in Franklin, N.C. was special. The atmosphere around the sluices was very pleasant. It was country, quiet, stream just in front of you, lots of nature around... We also appreciated...  more »
  • My 3 sisters, my brother and I (all of us 60 plus) went and shared a $60 dollar "enriched" bucket that took us 1.5 hours to go through. We knew it was enriched, but went with it anyway because we were...  more »
  • This was a fun place to visit. Jane helped us choose a bucket of dirt with stones and told us what to do. She would look through our discard pile to be sure we did not miss anything and point out "dir...  more »
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  • Great family activity! Very friendly, helpful and reasonably priced. It's important to note that their gems are completely local. We dug 4 buckets of dirt out of the "tunnel" and found so many gems. They bagged and labeled them for us. My 5 year old had a blast and so did we.
  • The guy that runs it was extremely friendly and helpful. He even bagged and labeled everything we found for us. It was worth it. With kids, get the seeded bag for constant amusement. We found more gems than we thought possible. More than I've ever seen.
  • Today was the first time in 8yrs since I've been up to Rose Creek Mine. Still love it. The owners are great and found some lovely gems. My wife and step son enjoyed it too. Their first time here.
  • We had a great time panning for gems here. We did two buckets, one from the mine and one "seeded" with gems from other areas, which added to the fun. The staff were very friendly and informative, and they were very thorough in bagging and identifying the stones.
  • The people here are really nice, I visited over the weekend and gathered many stones and I was able to make rings with some of the Garnets. I will visit again for sure.

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