Cowee Gift Shop & Mason Mountain Mine, Franklin

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  • We went to another mine earlier in the week, but this was much better. The gems were much bigger and even found some Kyanite which was new to me and rubies. We found more and bigger sapphires. I found...  more »
  • My husband and I have been to Franklin many times to go mining for gems. We went here two trips ago and just got back from the last one!We have found very nice gem quality stones! Ruby, sapphires, eme...  more »
  • This was so much fun and so easy. Get a bucket of dirt and sit beside a flume and sift dirt and mud through screen then pick up the stones however, lots of the stones are valuable gems. Lots of fun fo...  more »
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  • Fun and fabulous! The owners were so friendly and we had a great time sifting through our big buckets. Found numerous stones and really enjoyed ourselves. This was by far the best mining experience - price, quality and quantity. I would highly recommend folks come here first - avoid the high price gimmick locations where you won't find any good quality stones. Our kiddos and the adults laughed so much and we had a blast. Was a memory we will cherish for ever no doubt.
  • We have been returning every year since 2009. Best mine. Love how personable the family is. Be back there again in April.
  • Very nice local mine with a long history, gift shop, not overpriced, the family owners are very nice and knowledgeable people. The location is much easier to find than many of the other mines in the area. You are assured of finding gems and they'll cut them for you and ship them home when completed. They will help you sort and pick the gems best able to be used.
  • Great place to find gems and they will cut them on-site =)
  • Locally owned and operated gem mine just outside of Franklin NC! A MUST when in the western NC area!!