Greater Foscoe Mining Company - Foscoe, NC
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member macleod1
N 36° 09.429 W 081° 46.343
17S E 430524 N 4001655
Quick Description: This attraction is located just off the side of the road in Foscoe along Highway 105. We've been here several times and the kids always enjoyed finding their "gems"
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 7/23/2008 7:36:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM48X1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
Views: 60

Long Description:
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The Greater Foscoe Mining Company gem mine was started in 1988 here in Foscoe, NC by owner Kenneth Pickett with “three troughs and a garden hose.” It was originally started as a fun business for Kenny’s children and over the years has grown into the largest gem mine in the area and just keeps getting better and better!

Features daily mining with the opportunity to find emeralds, sapphires, rubies, topaz, amethyst, aquamarine,citrine, green tourmaline and more. Gem cutting on the premises.

They are open for indoor and outdoor flume gem mining in the spring through the fall, seven days a week, from 9am until 6pm and on holidays during the winter months,

Weekday Hours: From: 9:00 AM To: 6:00 PM

Weekend Hours: From: 9:00 AM To: 6:00 PM

Roadside Attractions Website: [Web Link]

Price of Admission: Not Listed

Location Website: Not listed

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