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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

Monte Alban, Inc.

Mexican Restaurant. Open year round.

Franklin, NC Businesses


Things to do Pioneer History near Franklin, NC

Gallery of Gems & Minerals

See our selection of gemstones and custom jewelry. We're just south of Franklin, in the Gemstone Capitol of the World....

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...

Rocky Face Gem Mine

Native & enriched gem mine. Covered, concrete flumes....