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Sheffield Mine

385 Sheffield Farms Rd, Franklin, NC 28734-1516
+1 828-369-8383
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Family fun in a delightful setting

You will enjoy spending family time hunting for precious gem stones in this nicely run mine. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wunder3
Finding Rubies

This mine is a great place to start looking for your own Rubies . For one price you get 3 buckets... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Kimberly M
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Sift through the dirt to find rubies or other minerals.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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“rainbow buckets” (19 reviews)
“native buckets” (18 reviews)
“carat ruby” (9 reviews)
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385 Sheffield Farms Rd, Franklin, NC 28734-1516
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+1 828-369-8383
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will enjoy spending family time hunting for precious gem stones in this nicely run mine. We prefer it to any other around. It is near the original Tiffany mine, also.

Thank Wunder3
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This mine is a great place to start looking for your own Rubies . For one price you get 3 buckets of natural dirt from their mine . You sit at the flume and they show you how to scrub the rocks at help you...More

Thank Kimberly M
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Here, as with most mines in N.C., you can get buckets with minerals/gemstones from all around the world, or buckets with just native soil (here you're hoping for sapphires and rubies.) I bought a bucket of the native soil and did ok...remember, usually the quality...More

Thank Connie L
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Fun time with our friends ... mining for gems facing a pond with lily pads, flowers, and big bullfrogs. People of all ages were there ... grandpartents with grandkids, seniors, parents with children. Everyone seemed to have a good time! People next to us found...More

Thank jidodds
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful afternoon we had gem mining, also known as playing in the mud! We found lots of small rubies, nothing to write home about, but it was immensely fun! Richard was a great guide. Well worth the price

Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Disappointed after going to a gem mine and campground closed, the Cherroke Gem Mine closed at 2:00p for new guest; we made it to Sheffield Mine which is for sale if you are interested. $600k for a turn key operation with a house. We had...More

Thank Eric B
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is one of only three mines in Franklin that uses "unsalted" dirt. This means that what you find is 100% from the local ground. However, you will find very little rubies and even less that are cutable. The help had us sifting through every...More

1  Thank Dean R
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went mining for the first time for are 3rd year wedding anniversary.The people working there are friendly,helpful,also Explained and showed us what to look for befor we got started.The prices wasn't bad.My husband found 19cts all together and I found 20ct....More

1  Thank HappyCouple0814
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

This mine has been very productive for me for 17 years. I have found many stones over 30 carats and two over 100 carats. Some have cut into beautiful cabs and I have sold some of them mounted in jewelry. These are lavender to purple...More

3  Thank rockdoctor48
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We brought our kids here as our friends recommended it to is. Took us forever to find it and when we finally did, they did not accept credit cards so we had to turn around and get cash. Only reason we returned is bc our...More

Thank Katie C
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