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Sheffield Mine, Franklin

Categories: Tourist Spots, Mines
Inspirock Rating:
3/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
Sheffield Mine is located in Franklin. Sheffield Mine is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Franklin Edition.
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  • Too bad the previous reviewers' friends didn't tell him/her how to get help to get down to the mine. Sorry for your disappointment, you should give them a second chance. We always have a good time and...  read more »
  • We stopped at the Sheffield Mine on the recommendation I'd some friends. It's probably a very nice place but I took one look at the very long staircase and decided my knees were not up to it. I'm sorr...  read more »
  • It was a great day for grandparents & our 9 year old granddaughter. The price was right and the 2 gentlemen on duty were most helpful and funny. We took our lunch so we worked a while ate lunch and th...  read more »
  • Good value. 20 bucks for 3 buckets. Did 2 extra buckets for 5 bucks. Found a good amount of rubies about 37 carats all together. Staff was friendly and he helps to make sure you don't miss any rubies while sifting. You will get dirty so don't wear clothes u really care about. It's also covered which helps a lot. Lots of work but lots of fun too.
  • Had a wonderful time this past weekend up at your mine. Warren, was a real charmer and such a pleasure to get to know him. So helpful and kind plus his knowledge of gem stones and of nature was so interesting. He made our trip and YES, we will be back with our friends and family to find a few more gems. It also didn't hurt, that I found a 26 carrot ruby that is being cut for a beautiful ring. Thanks Warren for a wonderful time. Dee Davenport Alpharetta, GA
  • Worst customer service I've ever had at any type business. The staff was rude, lied to us, and was very insulting. Not to mention, they try to take advantage of tourists (which is their primary clientele I assume). Don't waist your time or money, and go to another gem mine around town. We left halfway through and had a great experience elsewhere.
  • They are very nice and helpful!! One of the best mines we have been to... We will go back!! Would recommend to anyone!!
  • It's a wonderful and fun way for the family to spend the day. Who would've thought that as adults we would pay to play in dirt and water and make a mess of ourselves. My family has found many rubies of varying sizes, from a chip to a 25 carat. The first ruby, of any size, that my husband found. He had it cut and mounted in a pendant for my birthday ( ruby is my birthstone). That was 15 years ago and I wear it every day. The only time I've taken it off is for surgeries. Please check this place out, it is so much fun with knowledgeable staff.
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