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Gem Mine

Cullasaja River Mine

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains, Franklin, NC is rich in gems and minerals and is a favorite spot for rock hounds of all ages. The town is known as the “Gem Capital of the World”; among the native stones found are ruby,sapphire, and garnets just to name a few. Mining for ruby and sapphire began in Franklin in 1870, and to this day gem mining remains a popular activity for both locals and visitors.

We are a mobile/traveling gem mine that brings the fun and experience of mining to you.

We are available for:
• Birthday parties
• Festivals
• School events/classes
• Other large gatherings


Contact Us:

Phone: 828-342-1810





Gem Mine

Searching for Gems

Sifting for Gems

Gem identification guide