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The Greater Foscoe Mining Co.

8998 Nc Hwy 105 South, Foscoe, NC
828-963-5928
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Hollywood, Florida
2 reviews
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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16 attraction reviews
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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

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 via mobile

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 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Bristol, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Me and the wife and kids Do a lot of the gem mines in Western Carolina/East Tennessee, we have pretty much been to them all, and this place sits at the bottom of our list, For many reasons, when we arrived, we stood in the main part of the shop for almost a half an hour waiting on someone to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

My daughter and 2 granddaughters and I decided to give gem mining a try. We had a great time. My husband and I had tried gem mining once before with the granddaughters and what I liked about The Greater Foscoe Mining Co was that they not only tell you what the stones are, they tape them to a identification sheet.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012 via mobile

Went here one morning it took 15 min and calling the phone number on the site to get service. They set us up and left not to be seen again. Of the three gem places we went through we found the rarest gems here but was lied to by the gem cutter. He told us a emerald we found was... More

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