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Rose Creek Mine

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Address: 115 Terrace Ridge Dr, Franklin, NC 28734-0869
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Lots of fun!

We bought a salted bucket and found some beautiful gems! I've since ordered a bag to go through at home.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
gingerssnaps
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Pooler, Georgia
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Pooler, Georgia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We bought a salted bucket and found some beautiful gems! I've since ordered a bag to go through at home.

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New Orleans, LA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We visited with our 13 & 6 yr old daughters. We decided to dig our own buckets. Two buckets a person was plenty! It was beautiful weather outside. My youngest was the only one who ruined her shirt. So beware and wear old shirts especially the little ones. They get a lil wet. The dirt does not come out of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the owner of the mine everything felt comfortable and well organised. Helpful advice was always there when needed and everyone from the youngest child to the older 'miners' was made welcome. Can't speak highly enough about this experience. Highly recommended.

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Nashville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We want to do a kid-friendly activity since they are to small for rafting/zip-lining, so we stopped by Rose Creek. And we are glad we did!! We bought the dig-your-own buckets and the kids enjoyed filling them up from the dirt pile. Found some decent size stones in that, but we also bought a premium bucket and dumped it into... More 

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Albany, New York
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Nice day out at an enhanced mine. If you need a guarantee day with going home with a gem Rose Creek does a nice job. We found several pieces of gems from various parts around the world without too much effort.

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Maryville
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Rose Creek mine is so worth doing again. My husband, myself, a 10 year old boy and a 5 year old girl had a wonderful time. We picked salted buckets- my son loves rocks and has a polisher at home so he wanted to take home a nice selection. He was thrilled with the rocks. What we all loved was... More 

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Morrow, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Tom & Linda are great. Very friendly, helpful and a wealth of info both historical & mineral. Well worth the drive to get there. They not only help identify the gems but also bag and label them so you will remember which is which when you get home. Best gem grubbing we have ever been to. Can't wait to get... More 

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Thank Michael K
Greenville, South Carolina
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We took our three grandchildren, ages 5,6 and 8, and had a great time. The staff was GREAT in showing the kids how to mine the gems. They even identified and labeled the stones. We'll be back next Summer!

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Thank Larry S
Austin, Texas
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Salted buckets and a place to stay! An interesting mountain drive gets you there. It was raining the day we came and prepare for mud. Surprising gift shop. Wouldn't expect the fine quality of jewelry made by locals. The owner is a facetor and very active in the gem community of Franklin, N.C. I got an excellent deal on a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

They are awesome! The helpful friendliest people on the planet. Thank you for dirty fun digging for treasure. Hope to go back soon!

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