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Old Cardinal Gem Mine, Franklin

Categories: Fun & Games
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4.9/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
Old Cardinal Gem Mine is located in Franklin. Take a look at our Franklin tour planner to schedule your visit to Old Cardinal Gem Mine and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Very friendly lady that has her grandkids help run it. Very down to earth and helpful. The kids are awesome and very educated on the gems. 
  • We've been gem mining a few times in this area, and I have to say this is one of the best gem mines I've been to. The people are so friendly, knowledgeable, and fun. We got a ton of amazing rocks and ...  read more »
  • My girlfriend and I visited during our vacation and picked out two buckets to sort. The kids were extremely helpful and knowledgeable and helped us sort our finds out at the end of our visit for free....  read more »
  • This place was so wonderful they were so helpful and so friendly. This is a great family run business, Morgan and Isiah were very helpful by showing us what we had and bagging and labeling everything for us. It was the best mining experience! I highly recommend this place to everyone!
  • Very friendly atmosphere! The kids Isaiah and Morgan were very knowledgeable and helpful. They also bagged up all of our gems, told us what we collected and label the bags for us. They even help to celebrate my seven-year-old's birthday! Highly recommend for anyone in the area.
  • This place was great. Everyone was very warm and helpful. A great family run business. Highly recommend.
  • Best gem mine in the area. Lots of trees and a cover sluice help keep you cool and dry! Owner is superb with children! 7th trip in 4 years coming up!!
  • We had an amazing time! Fantastic atmosphere, great gems, and a super friendly family run business. Morgan, Isaiah and their grandmother made this the best part of our trip to North Carolina! Recommend, recommend, recommend!!
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