Old Cardinal Gem Mine

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Location: 71 Rockhaven Drive, Franklin, NC 28734.
(35.245490, -83.391220)
Open: Mo-Fri, Sun 9-sunset.
Only with appointment.
Classification: MineGem Mine MineFee Mining
Light: n/a
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: yes
Address: Old Cardinal Gem Mine, 71 Rockhaven Drive, Franklin, NC 28734, Tel: +1-828-524-7306. E-mail:
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Old Cardinal Gem Mine is located in Franklin, North Carolina, which they call the "Gem Mining Capital Of The World". The mines produce sapphires and rubies, amethyst, moonstone and garnet which are quite large.