Cowee Mountain Ruby Mine, Franklin
(4.4/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
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  • Paid $45 for three buckets of sand with some stones thrown in. The kids (3 of them) went through the buckets in 20 minutes. Then you go inside to see the "assayer". This is when the game really begins...  more »
  • Able to search for Gems. Then what you find they will evaluate what can be cut and polished for jewlery. Gems also available to purchased in gift shop. There staff friendly and helpful. Can get native...  more »
  • We visited it on Sunday so there wasn't many people. We enjoyed the time searching for the stones, talking to the staff who could tell us about the stones we found. Take at least super bucket-more fun 
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  • I enjoyed coming here on a family vacation. The mining experience is good quality, however some items in the store can be found at a lower price at other mines in the area. If you have any rings or other valuables be careful and remove them before mining or they will be lost!
  • Great value. Nice gem finds and staff is very friendly and helpful.
  • We had a great experience. It was raining, but that was no problem because it's covered. Staff was very helpful in identifying the gems. Kids, ages 6 & 9, had fun finding their shiny treasures. We got 2 kids souvenir buckets, an amethyst and citrine bucket, and a super bucket. "In my souvenir bucket I found amethyst, ruby, citrine, rose quarts, and some others." -age 9
  • The guy at the mining flume was very funny, he had us laughing out loud and our granddaughter who is 7 had a blast. Thanks for making it fun and informative.