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Sheffield Mine

As seen on the Travel Channel! We're right in the heart of gem mining country, minutes from Franklin. Our mine is great fun for families ... and sometimes profitable as well. Search for native ruby and sapphire. We also have enriched dirt for kids!

Franklin, NC Pioneer History


Ruby Mine Hideaway

Secluded 2 bedroom/2 bath vacation home with a great view. Completely furnished featuring Fireplace in Master Bedroom, A/C, Dishwasher, Phone, Gas Heat. No smoking or pets please. References required. Located near Ruby Mines!

Franklin, NC Businesses

Ray & Sandy's Log Retreat

Beautiful log cabin. Sleeps 10 featuring 2

Franklin, NC Businesses

Things to do Pioneer History near Franklin, NC

Rio Doce Gem Mine

Gem mining, gem cutting, gem cutting school, jewelry making....

Gold City Gem Mine, Jewelry & General Store

Gem Mining, Gold Panning, Gem Cutting & Mounting, Jewelry Store, General Store, Antiques & Specialties...

Spruce Pine Gem & Gold Mine

Mine for native gemstones with one of the oldest mining families in North Carolina. Documented by National Geographic Magizi...

Linville Mountain Gem Shop & Mines

Area's only custom gem cutting. Fine handmade jewelry. Jewelry repair. Gems, minerals, rocks, lapidary equipment and suppl...

Nantahala River Gem Mines

Nantahala River Gem Mine is located in the cool scenic mountains of Western North Carolina. WNC is well known as a gem capita...