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The Greater Foscoe Mining Co.

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Address: 8998 Nc Hwy 105 South, Foscoe, NC
Phone Number: +1 828-963-5928
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 am

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While on our honeymoon we thought we would enjoy a little relaxing activity as we had been hiking, riding the motorcylce and whitewater rafting. After looking at the reviews we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2014
Laura G
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Sanford, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I take my grandchildren to the gem mine, every other year or so, and they always want to go back, even the super sophisticated tweens. The dirt is seeded, so they will find something worth finding, and they love it. We get there early to be in the shade...although it is rarely that hot in the mountains. The water goes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

First, plan to get messy. Second, take your time and enjoy it! Our kids spent well over an hour sifting through the mud looking for stones. Then the guys that worked there spent probably 20 minutes sorting through them and chatting with us. Kids learned and played and we only spent $32 (2 small buckets). They attached the rocks to... More 

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Matt L, Manager at The Greater Foscoe Mining Co., responded to this review

Thanks for the review Crystal! We're excited you guys had fun and hope you enjoy your gems in the years to come. We try hard to make every customers experience memorable. Next time you're in town stop in and say hello. Thanks GFMC Staff More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Great fun for young kids and adults. Identify minerals in different sized buckets. Soft through your gem dirt and after a person helps identify what you have. This is tied to a rock shop and jewelry store. Great deals in both shops.

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Matt L, Manager at The Greater Foscoe Mining Co., responded to this review

We are glad you had a great time and look forward to seeing you again!!! Thanks GFMC staff More 

Hollywood, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Since it rained for the first two days of our trip we were limited on what to do so we did a lot of gem grubbing. Most if not all of these places have a covered flume where you wash your "ore" and pick out your stones. We grubbed for gems in 5 different places and this place was by... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

While on our honeymoon we thought we would enjoy a little relaxing activity as we had been hiking, riding the motorcylce and whitewater rafting. After looking at the reviews we choose this mining company. We were welcomed by a young gentleman who was very helpful in helping us decided between the different buckets. We ended up purchasing the 14oz ($54)... More 

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southaven, ms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Stopped here back in June while on vacation and had a great time. Will try some of the other gem mines in the area next time but can't say anything bad about this place.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Disclaimer: I've never been to another gem mine besides Foscoe to compare it to. We discovered this place in 1998, and have gone back every 5 years or so since. I have to attribute this to the fact that we always have a great time at Foscoe, and never get tempted to try another place! The people are nice, even... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

My family have been to most of the gem mining sites in the Boone area and we all agreed that the experience here was the best. Plenty of space to wash your dirt from the gems and good amount of gems found. Like most of gem site they id your stones but Foscoe actually tapes the gems to an large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

This place was awesome and interesting I found the workers very polite and helpful they showed us where to go and when we where done told us all about the gem stones we found and acuatly put them on colorful charts not a bag like other places I recommend this to everyone fun for the whole family !

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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

My family & I went based on the price and we were staying close. First we went to pay for our bucket. The young man behind the counter did not feel the need to wait on us until he finished sending his text. He looked up briefly, saw us standing there and continued texting. After finally paying, we went up... More 

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Additional Information about The Greater Foscoe Mining Co.

Address: 8998 Nc Hwy 105 South, Foscoe, NC
Phone Number: +1 828-963-5928
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Foscoe
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 am

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