Sheffield Mine, Franklin

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  • Here, as with most mines in N.C., you can get buckets with minerals/gemstones from all around the world, or buckets with just native soil (here you're hoping for sapphires and rubies.) I bought a buck...  more »
  • Fun time with our friends ... mining for gems facing a pond with lily pads, flowers, and big bullfrogs. People of all ages were there ... grandpartents with grandkids, seniors, parents with children. ...  more »
  • What a wonderful afternoon we had gem mining, also known as playing in the mud! We found lots of small rubies, nothing to write home about, but it was immensely fun! Richard was a great guide. Well wo...  more »
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  • We had a great time. The flume is covered so we had shade and cover from the light rain. The staff is friendly, helpful, and hilarious. The price was great and we found a 29 carat ruby. 5 stars!
  • Had a great time at the flume! Warren & Richard were welcoming, friendly, and funny. Can't wait to go back again!
  • Great place to get dirty while having fun!
  • 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.
  • 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 .

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