Re: Re: re-opened? Mason Mtn Mine, NC
Thank you David for your response.
Going to answer my own question. Was at the Franklin, NC Chamber of Commerce website today and found the answer to my question. There are two Mason mines, one is the Mason Mountain Mine and Cowee Gift Shop. The other outside of town past the airport is Mason's Ruby and Sapphire Mine. The latter was closed due to a law suit. I now see it has re-opened under new management. It is a very bucolic location, far from town. No salting everything is straight out of the old mine tailings. You dig your own dirt. Unless things have changed a great deal, bring your lunch.
In case you are interested the phone is 828 369 9742. Open 2008/04/01. Nice place for the serious rockhound that wants real NC specimens.
From Jack Guyett - February 19, 2008 at 08:15:37