Maceffie Gems & Land LLC, Franklin

Categories: Tourist Spots, Mines
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4.3/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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  • Like others have said, you need to plan 4 hours for your stay and wear a hat. For $25 ($20 for veterans) you get two buckets of your choice. This is not a salted mine so you will only get natural gems...  read more »
  • I have been coming to Cowee Valley to mine at Cherokee Ruby & Sapphire Mine for about 8 years. I think this was my 5th or 6th trip in that time. I admit I did have beginner's luck. With the previous o...  read more »
  • We had a great day of fun and collected a number of sapphires and other gem stones. Mat and Lisa are very knowledgeable and answered everyone's questions at an experience appropriate level. We are alr...  read more »
  • Totally lived up to our expectations. The folks were friendly and helpful and we all found a few gems in our buckets. A fun adventure for sure; I would recommend going early in the day (they close at 4 but last entry is 2) and buying the extra buckets for 5 dollars each. Also I'd recommend you let the helpful staff sort through your gravel after you clean it because unless you're an expert you will miss stuff. Make sure the kids don't throw away their gravel before hand too!
  • This place is great. My daughter and I had never done this before and really had an enjoyable day. The owners are very nice and really know their stuff. This is definitely not a tourist trap but a fun and educational experience. We can't wait to go back.
  • Helpful and friendly staff. Walked away with a few nice gemstones and an education. I would highly recommend to anyone and will go there again soon!
  • Every time I've been up to this place it has been wonderful.The previous owners were very nice and helpful,I haven't experienced mining here since the new owners have taken over,but I have noticed an increase in price and also you can't dig your own anymore which really bugs me.I'm going to venture up that way soon and see what it's all about and hopefully I will have the same great experience that I've always had.
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