Group Rates


Got a Really Big Family and maybe a few friends thrown in to make it more fun?  Or maybe a Church Group, or School Group, or a Club of any sort?


If you have had a group event here we would love to have some pictures!! So please e-mail us and we'll be happy to add them to the site!!

How about a Field Trip to Sheffield Mine?

** Reservations Required for large Groups**


We Love Having Big Groups!!!
Gem Mining can be both
for people of all ages!

15 or more actual Paid-Up Miners - $1 off per person
This includes Scout Groups of only 5 or more too!!

Each member of any Field Trip receives a Rock Hound Button
souvenir and School Groups receive a brief history of
Sheffield Mine and the Cowee Valley of NC.

**Reservations are required for FIELD TRIPS!**
But it's so EASY to Book a Trip - Just call 1-828-369-8383
and let us know what date and time that you would like to come -
we'll consult our calendar and let you know if we have an opening-
if not, we can discuss alternate dates.

Keep in mind, we are able to open 1/2 hour early to accommodate your group so that everyone gets started before the General Public begins to show up.

*In the SUMMER you can only schedule a Field Trip if your group is willing to arrive NO LATER than 9am - otherwise, you may have to wait like everyone else and instead of sitting together, your group is subject to being split up ( 3 here, 4 there , etc) and some may have to wait to even get started, so Schedule to arrive by 9am if it is a Summer Field Trip!



FREE Native Bucket:

Bring a bag full of film canisters or Non-Childproof Pill Bottles and get a free bucket of native dirt!!

325ct Ruby

found by

12 Year Old


of California

June 16, 2016

385 Sheffield Farms Rd. ~ Franklin, NC 28734 ~
(828)369.8383 ~