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Rose Creek Mine

115 Terrace Ridge Dr, Franklin, NC 28734-0869
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Thoroughly enjoyed the 'atmosphere' of this adventure...quiet, running water, pretty scenery...

I thought this mine in Franklin, N.C. was special. The atmosphere around the sluices was very... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Connie L
Saint Louis, Missouri
Fun afternoon

My 3 sisters, my brother and I (all of us 60 plus) went and shared a $60 dollar "enriched" bucket... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Paulette H
Pelzer, South Carolina
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115 Terrace Ridge Dr, Franklin, NC 28734-0869
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

I thought this mine in Franklin, N.C. was special. The atmosphere around the sluices was very pleasant. It was country, quiet, stream just in front of you, lots of nature around... We also appreciated the gift shop at this mine; it included a variety of...More

Thank Connie L
Reviewed 29 October 2017

My 3 sisters, my brother and I (all of us 60 plus) went and shared a $60 dollar "enriched" bucket that took us 1.5 hours to go through. We knew it was enriched, but went with it anyway because we were just having fun, not...More

1  Thank Paulette H
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This was a fun place to visit. Jane helped us choose a bucket of dirt with stones and told us what to do. She would look through our discard pile to be sure we did not miss anything and point out "dirt" gems we needed...More

Thank FaithLadyMAC
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This was a blast! Where else can you go, pick your own dirt and then discovery what gems pop up. The staff was very helpful and explained what you needed to do. We did the 10 bucket special and it took about 31/2 to 4...More

Thank vze322dc
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We had teen age boys so not so much fun for them... thought they would be digging in a "tunnel" as listed on website NOT in a pile brought by dozer and put under a Roofed section.. however they did have fun...perfect for preteens and...More

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Off the main road and a cool place to visit. Very muddy but didn't slow down my granddaughter. She got a Kids bucket which is laced with stuff. I would think you would need to go through a lot of dirt to find anything worth...More

Thank UncleBill
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We visited Sheffield Mine in July 2017 with our 65 year young friends. Weather was hot, but seating is shaded and the water is cool. We scooped our own buckets of dirt and got nice and muddy searching for gems ... but had a blast!...More

Thank jidodds
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Easy to find location with such a helpful staff. The prices were very reasonable and the place was kid and senior friendly. The staff was very knowledgeable and assisted throughout the process. Really enjoyed our first of hopefully many gem stone mining experiences.

Thank LORI C
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Spent several hours at Rose Creek. Tom and Linda are very helpful and fun to talk to about rocks. The dirt piles are close by , though you can buy salted buckets. I found several very nice gems and nongem quality rocks. Highly recommend you...More

Thank delyn35
Reviewed 20 September 2017

They no longer have all the activities that are listed on their website. The "digging" for your own gems is digging into a pile that has very little in it, and the pieces are very small. Wear clothes you don't mind messing up, the clay...More

Thank hall31548
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24 August 2017|
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Response from Mary T | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that would be a problem, depending on the dog of course!
24 August 2017|
Response from stnelson513 |
Is it pet friendly??
Amy B
26 July 2017|
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Response from Corrine G | Reviewed this property |
That looks like all the info right from the horse's mouth!!!