Cowee Gift Shop & Mason Mountain Mine, Franklin

4.7
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Cowee Gift Shop & Mason Mountain Mine Reviews

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4.8
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  • The best value and experience. We’ve been to many gem mines and this one is our all time favorite❗️You get LOTS of gems and wonderful help from the staff. It’s easy to access for this handicap person....  more »
  • We got the biggest rubies.. one was 1057. Cut. In one day I found close to 3000 cat. We love the owners and staff they were helpful and knowledgeable. We can not wait to come back. Again and again...  more »
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  • This is the best mine in Franklin NC They dig from a place up the road and have a huge pile of dirt near the sluice flume. In 2 and 1/2 hours I found hundreds of Garnets and a piece of a Ruby that weighed about 30 carats. My friend that went with me and found a Ruby that was at least 75 carats. This is not a salted mine. The person sitting next to me found 2 Rubies both over 50 carats. On Saturdays it cost 40$ for a full day and you can keep all you find. They provide everything that you need. The fee for mining also includes a barbecue lunch and a ticket for quite a few raffle items. There is a rock shop across the road that has a clean restroom and will polish what you find for a reasonable price while you are at the mine.
  • Had an amazing experience here, i chose native digging and my wife shared with a friend and her daughter a 50$ enriched bucket. They were extremely happy as was i being able to find my own with alil work, everyone was such a treat to meet. Cant wait to return.
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