Franklin, NC Chamber of Commerce What To Do Events


Gem Mines

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Cullasaja River RV Park

6269 Highlands Road
Franklin, NC 28734
Toll Free: (800) 843-2795
Office: (828) 524-2559

Rocky Face Gem Mine

260 Sanderstown Road
Franklin, NC 28734
Office: (828) 524-3148

Mason's Ruby & Sapphire Mine

6961 Upper Burningtown Road
Franklin, NC 28734
Office: (828) 369-9742
Mason's Ruby & Sapphire Mine April 1 - October 31. 9am to 5pm (October 9am - 4pm) 7 days a week.

Franklin's original "Dig Your Own" native gemstone mine. Now offering enriched buckets.

Home of the "Bell Ringer" for 10 carat and larger stones. Located in scenic Burningtown.

Jackson Hole Gem Mine

9770 Highlands Rd.
Highlands, NC 28741
Office: (828) 524-5850

Cherokee Ruby & Sapphire Mine

41 Cherokee Mine Road
Franklin, NC 28734
Office: (828) 349-2941
Cherokee Ruby & Sapphire Mine Experience the joy of mining for Native North Carolina Rubies, Sapphires, Garnet and other gems. The 686 carat Cherokee Princess & the 1,070 carat Cherokee Chief Rubies were mined at our mine in scenic Cowee Valley. You will enhance your knowledge of gems and may even become a Rockhound!

Smoky Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine

971 Tsali Blvd
Cherokee, NC 28719
Office: (828) 497-6574

Rose Creek Mine & Rock Shop

115 Terrace Ridge Drive
Franklin, NC 28734
Office: (828) 349-3774

Cowee Mtn. Ruby Mine

6771 Sylva Road - 441 North
Franklin, NC 28734
Office: (828) 369-5271

Old Cardinal Gem Mine

71 Rockhaven Drive
Franklin, NC 28734
Office: (828) 369-6673
Old Cardinal Gem Mine Rubys, Sapphires, Emeralds, Amethest. The Old Cardinal Gem Mine is one of the oldest mines in Franklin, NC. Please come visit US. We would be happy to have you as our guest! You rockhounds can dig all day or half a day. We have native and enriched buckets. Open until dark 7 days a week. Come on over and bring the while family.

Sheffield Mine

385 Sheffield Farms Rd.
Franklin, NC 28734
Office: (828) 369-8383

Gold City Gem Mine

9410 Sylva Highway
Franklin, NC 28734
Toll Free: (800) 713-7767
Office: (828) 369-3905
Gold City Gem Mine Home of the 1061 carat sapphire found at Gold City, featured in PEOPLE WEEKLY, DISNEY ADVENTURES and ROCK & GEM Magazines. Native and Enriched Gemstones buckets. We also have Gold Panning. New and Improved large covered flume for Gem Mining rain or shine.Located on highway 441, 6 miles north of Franklin, NC. Click on website for hours of operation or give us a call at 1-800-713-7767. Free stone inspections.

Mason Mountain Mine & Cowee Gift Shop

5315 Bryson City Road
Franklin, NC 28734
Office: (828) 524-4570

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