The Mason Ruby and Sapphire Mine is Macon County’s Only True “Dig Your Own” Mine (as well as enriched buckets) where customers enjoy a Real Mining Experience for native North Carolina Corundum. All Tools are provided and we’ll Teach you how much Fun mining can Be. From Lifelong Rockhounds to the First-Timers, we offer excellent customer service and honest information about Mining and the materials found Locally and from around the World. Guests can also enjoy our quiet Primitive Campground for a Relaxing Vacation. Mining Fees are $30 for 12 years old and up. $15 for ages 6-11, and kids 5 and under are free….This price includes all tools and all the dirt you can dig and wash. We also offer discount Packages and Military Discounts to make your Vacation dollars stretch as far as possible.
Just 11 miles from Franklin, Enjoy the Scenic Drive through Historic Burningtown while taking in the Beauty of the Local Natural Treasures some of us call Home! All are welcome~!