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The Greater Foscoe Mining Co.

8998 NC Hwy 105 South, Foscoe, NC
+1 828-963-5928
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Let me start by saying the people that work there are awesome. They were pleasant and helpful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newport News, Virginia
Great site

The whole experience was great. Our Twin granddaughters shared a bucket of dirt, from which the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bill E
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
via mobile
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“gem mines” (3 reviews)
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8998 NC Hwy 105 South, Foscoe, NC
+1 828-963-5928
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start by saying the people that work there are awesome. They were pleasant and helpful. Sifting thru the dirt and finding stuff was our first time and we had fun doing it. Now with that being said after we were finished and our...More

Thank dougthomassen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whole experience was great. Our Twin granddaughters shared a bucket of dirt, from which the found a geode and a number of gemn quality stones. We took them next door to the gymnologist who examined them and made recomendations about what was best to...More

Thank Bill E
Reviewed 24 June 2017

What a great way to spend a rainy morning. Just like miners of old, sitting by running water with a screen-sifter, trying to find your fortune in gems! A really interesting experience

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I loved this place , been here about 10 years ago, and had an emerald ring made, this time I had a setting and i found a smokey topaz and had it mounted in the setting I had, I am so pleased with the rings,...More

Thank ButternutPecan
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We had a family group of 10 ranging in ages from 7 - 70, and all enjoyed our visit to this gem mining experience. We got a $106.00 bucket of dirt and rocks and it lasted us about 45 minutes. It was a rainy day...More

Thank PapaTide
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Fun place, $50 for a bucket got a family of 5 fun for a good hour, maybe more. The kids LOVED it (so did the parents) and were totally impressed with our haul. Every $50 bucket gets a geode - we had it cut next...More

1  Thank januaryanna
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We drove around a few of the mining experiences in the area. I am so glad though that we came here! It felt very authentic. The building it was housed in was beautiful. Found lots of lovely gems and the guy helped to classify them...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 25 September 2016

A fun and exciting way to spend an hour or so in the beautiful High County of North Carolina. Panning for gems at the mine is relaxing, while finding the actual uncut gems is exciting. Afterward, head to Facets of Roscoe just below the mine...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for some gem mining. This was a much better experience than most other gem mines. The buckets are "salted" so you are sure to find something. Perfect for small kids or the young at heart. Get a large bucket and the whole...More

Thank CarolinaThinBlue
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

My boys loved looking for the gems. Reasonably priced, staff was nice and knowledgable. Just as good as any other gem mine in the area.

Thank 476rickyh
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24 June 2016|
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Response from Matt L | Property representative |
Hi. We do offer handicap access. Please let us know when you arrive and we will help you in anyway. Thanks GFMC staff