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The Greater Foscoe Mining Co.

8998 NC Hwy 105 South, Foscoe, NC
+1 828-963-5928
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Fun for all ages

What a great way to spend a rainy morning. Just like miners of old, sitting by running water with a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Donna S
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I loved this place , been here about 10 years ago, and had an emerald ring made, this time I had a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“gem mines” (3 reviews)
“whole family” (6 reviews)
“stones cut” (2 reviews)
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8998 NC Hwy 105 South, Foscoe, NC
+1 828-963-5928
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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week ago 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 28 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 25 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
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We love gem mining at Great Foscoe. Our recent trip was our second visit and probably not our last. If there's a group of you, buy a bigger bucket to share. We're told your chances of getting some good stones increases with the larger buckets....More

Thank ontheroadagain65
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

The large bucket was shared and all had fun. Found a geode and many stones and a few gems .had some saffires and rubies cut for jewelry.a great time for all with souvenirs to stimulate good memories

Thank dorma002
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Handicapped availability?
24 June 2016|
Response from Phil H | Reviewed this property |
There are pathways up the side of the hill but I'm not sure if they are handicap accessible...