Old Cardinal Gem Mine, Franklin

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  • It is definitely a small local mine, but absolutely loved it. The two young siblings who helped us, Morgan and Isaiah were both extremely friendly and just as knowledgeable . We found a plethora of... 
    It is definitely a small local mine, but absolutely loved it. The two young siblings who helped us, Morgan and Isaiah were both extremely friendly and just as knowledgeable . We found a plethora of...  more »
  • We were thrilled with the variety and quality of gemstones we found, but the greatest treasure by far is the friendly family that own and operate the Old Cardinal Gem Mine! Morgan and Isaiah are... 
    We were thrilled with the variety and quality of gemstones we found, but the greatest treasure by far is the friendly family that own and operate the Old Cardinal Gem Mine! Morgan and Isaiah are...  more »
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  • My husband and I tried to go to a couple of “dig your own” mines that ended up being closed and found ourselves at Old Cardinal...I am SO happy we did. It is a family run place at what I believe is their home and they get the dirt from an old mine on their property so it is unsalted. We had a great time and the brother and sister team working were AWESOME and informative. It wasn’t busy and touristy, it felt like a more authentic experience than the roadside places. Do yourself a favor and go here!
  • This place was a bit out of the way but so worth it! We took our grandchildren there for some gem mining and it did not disappoint. We were there for hours and the young man was helpful and interested in the children. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a true adventure!

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