Ernest Klatt, Franklin, NC, Ruby City Gems founder
jewelry services, sizing, ring repairs, diamond setting
Rough Rock
Tumbled Stones
Gem Buckets
Rock Tumblers
Mining & Panning
Healing Stones

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Our most popular single-barrel tumbler is the perfect size for getting started.  It holds up to 3 lbs. of rock or jewelry.

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    • Found in N.C., U.S., and abroad.
    •  Rubies, sapphires, emeralds, garnets, moonstone, quartz, aquamarine, various agate, citrine, tourmaline and more.
    • Approximately 18 lbs total weight containing 3 to 4 pounds of gems in the gem mining dirt!
    • Check out our SUPER gem bags for more mining fun!
    •  We can not guarantee every bucket will contain every gemstone listed but we do our best to maintain consistency.
    • Concentrate from local gem mines, which have been closed for years.  Gems that may be found are rubies, sapphires, and garnets. 
    • Approximately 7 lbs.
    • Rockhounds of all ages will love this package from the past!

    This is the Big Mama of all of our gem bucket options.  Each order is bagged instead of put into our signature Ruby City buckets.  The enriched dirt composite includes a wide selection of rubies, amethyst, aventurine, quartz, sapphires, moonstone, tourmaline,  emerald, citrine, rose quartz,  topaz, and garnet. *Although we are very consistent with our methods we CAN NOT guarantee that every bag or bucket will contain every gem listed and sometimes contain gems not listed. Please refer to our rough stone section where you will find pictures of the rough we sell for identification or if you would like to purchase something you may not have found in the bucket.  Shapes and sizes vary with each bag, but the total weight of gemstone is consistent.  The stones will vary from small pieces to cab or facet sizes for possible mounting.  If you find a stone that you would like cut, we are able to offer you that service as well.  Email our staff for details.


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    Located in the mountains of western North Carolina

    Ruby City Gems & Minerals
    130 E. Main St.
    Franklin, NC 28734
    Phone: 828-524-3967 or 800-821-RUBY

    Email: gems@rubycity.com

    As featured on Travel Channel

    130 E. Main St.

    Franklin, N.C.  28734

    Hours of Operation April 01 Until December 31

    Monday-Friday 10-4

    Saturday 10-3

    Winter Hours January 01 Until March 31

    Tuesday and Thursday 10-3


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