Cowee Mountain Ruby Mine, Franklin

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TripAdvisor
  • We were visiting Franklin,NC the end of Feb. So the gift shop and sluice area weren't open yet. However one of the owners did offer to sell us buckets of dirt with gems in them which I thought was ver...  more »
  • What an amazing experience!!! Great friendly environment. We enjoyed mining and the staff present to help! A memory we will never forget! I would highly highly recommend going here!!!  more »
  • 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 »
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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.