The High Country’s Biggest and Best Gem Mine


homeThank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our NC gem mining facility. We are the area’s largest and most established gem mine featuring over 24 different types of gemstones. Our friendly staff will greet you when you arrive and be there to help identify your stones as you find them. At the end of the process your stones can be taken to our onsite Jewelry store to have them cut and polished and set into a ring or pendant as a keep sake. Whether you are a newcomer or a returning patron, you will be sure to enjoy what we have to offer at the Greater Foscoe Mining Company.

We are open for Gem mining in the spring through the fall, seven days a week, from 9am until 5pm and 10am to 4pm during the winter months (please call ahead in the winter months as we may be closed due to weather). If you are unable to travel to the High Country, buckets may be shipped to your home address so you can still enjoy the fun of mining your own gems. We ask that groups of 10 or more call in advance to insure your wait will be limited.

Gemologists are located on site to help identify your best stones for cutting and polishing. We also have a master metalsmith specializing in 14kt yellow and white gold custom and prefabricated settings. Sterling silver settings for you to choose from are also available.

Again, thanks for visiting with us and we hope to see you soon at the Greater Foscoe Mining Company!