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Sheffield Mine, Franklin

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  • We visited the Sheffield Mine yesterday. Richard and Warren were very helpful, informative and at times humorous and entertaining in our quest for rubies! We did find severals small rubies around 4 or...  more »
  • We were there in early May and had a fantastic time. Kids really liked both the native buckets and looking for rubies ( we found lots) and the rainbow buckets finding other gemstones. Staff was extrem...  more »
  • We have visited many of the Ruby mines in the area and by far we have more fun and enjoyment at Sheffield than any of the others, friendly staff and a quiet decent location.  more »
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  • Don't think I'll be going again to this "mine" . $20.00 a person , get three buckets of dirt , and hope you find some rubies . Out of our three buckets I found four very small rubies . And the staff working the flumes were not helpful at all , for a first time flumer, they acted like they didn't have time to help .
  • Good value. 20 bucks for 3 buckets. Did 2 extra buckets for 5 bucks. Found a good amount of rubies about 37 carats all together. Staff was friendly and he helps to make sure you don't miss any rubies while sifting. You will get dirty so don't wear clothes u really care about. It's also covered which helps a lot. Lots of work but lots of fun too.
  • Had a wonderful time this past weekend up at your mine. Warren, was a real charmer and such a pleasure to get to know him. So helpful and kind plus his knowledge of gem stones and of nature was so interesting. He made our trip and YES, we will be back with our friends and family to find a few more gems. It also didn't hurt, that I found a 26 carrot ruby that is being cut for a beautiful ring. Thanks Warren for a wonderful time. Dee Davenport Alpharetta, GA
  • Worst customer service I've ever had at any type business. The staff was rude, lied to us, and was very insulting. Not to mention, they try to take advantage of tourists (which is their primary clientele I assume). Don't waist your time or money, and go to another gem mine around town. We left halfway through and had a great experience elsewhere.
  • It's a wonderful and fun way for the family to spend the day. Who would've thought that as adults we would pay to play in dirt and water and make a mess of ourselves. My family has found many rubies of varying sizes, from a chip to a 25 carat. The first ruby, of any size, that my husband found. He had it cut and mounted in a pendant for my birthday ( ruby is my birthstone). That was 15 years ago and I wear it every day. The only time I've taken it off is for surgeries. Please check this place out, it is so much fun with knowledgeable staff.