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Sheffield Mine

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

We brought our kids here as our friends recommended it to is. Took us forever to find it and when... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katie C
via mobile
Had a great time!

We went today and had a great time. The guys there were extra helpful and extremely knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah S
via mobile
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Sift through the dirt to find rubies or other minerals.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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385 Sheffield Farms Rd, Franklin, NC 28734-1516
+1 828-369-8383
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went today and had a great time. The guys there were extra helpful and extremely knowledgeable! My 8 and 10 year old started with a native bucket first and then tried a salted rainbow bucket. The adults stuck with the native buckets and one...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A true native mining experience when you purchase buckets of dirt from the mine. The mine is knwn for rubies and the men who run the mine are very helpful in helping you identify any rubies you have found. Expect to get dirty so wear...More

Thank minerakl56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting this mine for several years when we visit this area and they are always the friendliest and most knowledgeable in the area. They are always ready to help you with what you have found and let you know if they are...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son (12) and I visited the Sheffield Mine (and 2 other mines in the area) in June 2017 and the experience was outstanding. If we return to the area, we would definitely visit the Sheffield Mine and only the Sheffield Mine. The guys running...More

Thank DDruff
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the Sheffield Mine yesterday. Richard and Warren were very helpful, informative and at times humorous and entertaining in our quest for rubies! We did find severals small rubies around 4 or 5 carats plus quite a few small chips in our native buckets....More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We were there in early May and had a fantastic time. Kids really liked both the native buckets and looking for rubies ( we found lots) and the rainbow buckets finding other gemstones. Staff was extremely helpful and informative.

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We have visited many of the Ruby mines in the area and by far we have more fun and enjoyment at Sheffield than any of the others, friendly staff and a quiet decent location.

Thank Fred R
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Good location salted buckets staff warn was hateful an a disrespectful Dick is easy as to put will not be going back shame on you

1  Thank Deago A
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We drove up to the mine during the week. Not so easy to find. But the roadway took us by some breath taking venues and quaint towns. I love looking at old farms. The price of admission was $20.00 each which comes with 3 buckets...More

Thank capejewelrybrokers
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