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The Greater Foscoe Mining Co.

8998 Nc Highway 105 S, Foscoe, NC 28604-8706
+1 828-963-5928
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So much fun!

We love this place! From the great prices, actual gem mining experience, beautiful rare gems and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sara B
via mobile
I wish I could give it less stars

Don’t go!! It was the worst gem mining place ever. It was nothing but a bucket of dirt. The water... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patricia T
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wilmington, United States
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8998 Nc Highway 105 S, Foscoe, NC 28604-8706
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+1 828-963-5928
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place! From the great prices, actual gem mining experience, beautiful rare gems and chart which shows what gems you foind, to the jewelry maker next door who is ready to cut and set the stones. Great for families or couples!!!

1  Thank Sara B
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Matt L, Manager at The Greater Foscoe Mining Co., responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much! We love making people smile.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t go!! It was the worst gem mining place ever. It was nothing but a bucket of dirt. The water was so dirty you could not wash what few gems we found. We bought the $53.00 bucket and we finally found a few “gems” in...More

1  Thank Patricia T
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Matt L, General Manager at The Greater Foscoe Mining Co., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Patricia, My name is Matt and I am the manager here at the Greater Foscoe Mining Company. Please give me a call at your convenience 828-963-5928. I would like to know more about your experience and see what I can do to make it right.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We have been to several gem mines in the area but this was the worst. I thought it was going to be nice at first but I was so worng. The water level and flow was so bad it made it very difficult to look...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Can't say enough great things about this impulse Experience! We stopped on a whim last February to do some gem mining. Yes, it was cold but the staff was super friendly, helpful and KNOWLEDGEABLE! The result being we founds rocks, at least that is what...More

1  Thank dlgallogly
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

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
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 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
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Reviewed 25 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

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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

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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
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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 AnnaTheTraveling5
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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
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