Rose Creek Mine, Franklin

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Rose Creek Mine in Franklin, NC is a family-run gem mine open since 1952. We are one of 2 in the county licensed to dig on our own property and find lots of garnets, rubies, sapphires and other gems. You can dig your own bucket from the mining tunnels or purchase an enhanced bucket.

It really is Good, Clean, Dirty, Fun! Come see us soon.
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  • Great Gem Mine! 15$ per bucket ( kids buckets ) and we found so many fun gems! Great location, easy to find and the employees are great! We will for sure be back again and again! The best part, is... 
    Great Gem Mine! 15$ per bucket ( kids buckets ) and we found so many fun gems! Great location, easy to find and the employees are great! We will for sure be back again and again! The best part, is...  more »
  • We went today for our first mining attempt and had a wonderful time. We purchased dig your own buckets and a garnet bucket. We enjoyed looking for stones in our buckets and thrilled when we found.....  more
    We went today for our first mining attempt and had a wonderful time. We purchased dig your own buckets and a garnet bucket. We enjoyed looking for stones in our buckets and thrilled when we found.....  more »
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  • 💎Absolutely LOVED our experience. 🤩 Was looking for a gem mining experience that was off the beaten path and away from the tourist spots, nestled in nature. Rose Creek Mine delivered. The drive to this place was wonderful and the owners were delightful. Enjoyed digging our own buckets and sifting at our own pace. We thought we’d stop for an hour and ended up spending all afternoon - closing th place out. We walked away with gorgeous gems, Rubies, Saphires, Emeralds and felt so relaxed by the end of the day. Would definitely come back.
  • Offers dig your own buckets!!! This was so much fun and we found beautiful gems. The staff is friendly knowledgeable and very helpful from start to finish. They even identified every stone and put them in their own bags so we knew exactly what we found. No other mine has done that. I've been to the other tourist mines in Franklin and this is by far the best.

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