Cowee Mountain Ruby Mine, Franklin

Categories: Tourist Spots, Mines
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
Cowee Mountain Ruby Mine is located in Franklin. Make Cowee Mountain Ruby Mine a part of your Franklin vacation plans using our Franklin itinerary builder.
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  • 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...  read 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 
  • We found ruby and other local stones. We took our grandson he had a great time, his bucket had the most rubies. 
  • 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.
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