| The Greater Foscoe Mining Company |
8998 NC Hwy 105 South Foscoe NC 28604 Tel: 828-963-5928
|At our NC gem mining facility and gallery your experience is not only loads of fun, but educational as well.
|Total Visit - 2650 |
http://facetsoffoscoe.com Last Updated on 5/7/2010
| The Emerald Hollow Mine |
484 Emerald Hollow Mine Drive Hiddenite NC 28636
Travel 50.13 miles - 0:57 minutes from downtown Elkin, North Carolina
The Emerald Hollow Mine is the only emerald mine in the United States open to the public for prospecting. Nestled snugly in the foothills of the beautiful Brushy Mountains, this North Carolina Emerald mine is located in the small town of Hiddenite, North Carolina.
|Total Visit - 3774 |
http://www.hiddenitegems.com Last Updated on 8/6/2008
| Castle McCulloch & The Crystal Garden |
3925 Kivett Drive Jamestown NC 27282 Tel: 336-887-5413
Travel 64.84 miles - 1:11 hours from downtown Elkin, North Carolina
The castle is a restored gold refinery listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1832 and restored in mid-1980, the castle is a granite structure with a drawbridge, moat and 70-foot tower. Visitors can enjoy seasonal activities, including gem and gold panning, April through October.
|Total Visit - 3188 |
http://www.castlemcculloch.com Last Updated on 9/16/2008
| Foggy Mountain Gem Mine |
4416 NC Hwy 105 South Boone NC 28607 Tel: 828-963-4367
Travel 66.6 miles - 1:24 hours from downtown Elkin, North Carolina
The finest in colored gems from around the world, museum quality mineral specimens and unique gifts. GIA Certified Graduate Gemologist on staff, appraisal service available. View stones being cut and enjoy indoor winter gem mining.
|Total Visit - 2806 |
http://www.foggymountaingems.com Last Updated on 9/16/2008
| Grandfather Gem Mine |
10767 Hwy 105 S Banner Elk NC 28604 Tel: 828-963-5098
Travel 70.51 miles - 1:29 hours from downtown Elkin, North Carolina
The mining operation is simple. We provide all the equipment. Just clean the ore in our flume with wooden screens to find your precious gems. It's fascinating and fun for the whole family. You may take your find to Grandfather Gem Shop for identification, cutting and mounting. We offer $15.00, $20.00, $30.00 and $40.00 buckets that you may share.
|Total Visit - 2886 |
http://www.grandfathertroutfarm.com Last Updated on 9/16/2008
| Cotton Patch Gold Mine |
41697 Gurley Road New London NC 28127 Tel: 704-463-5797
Travel 87.07 miles - 1:51 hours from downtown Elkin, North Carolina
Gold Mining and camping at Cotton Patch Gold Mine. A panning fee entitles one to washed ore, panning equipment and instruction. Visitors may pan or sluice. Campground with wilderness and full hook up sites or rental units. Gold mining at Cotton Patch dates back to before 1865. Located in the Uwharrie Lakes Region which has a rich history in gold mining.
|Total Visit - 2207 |
http://www.cottonpatchgoldmine.com Last Updated on 9/16/2008
| Reed Gold Mine |
9621 Reed Mine Road Midland NC 28107 Tel: 704-721-4653
Travel 90.03 miles - 1:43 hours from downtown Elkin, North Carolina
Today, Reed Gold Mine is the only underground gold mind open to the public. There, visitors tour the tunnels dug by Reeds as they followed gold-bearing quartz veins deep underground. They walk along wooded trails past areas where Reed family members dug for god and view exhibits of gold and historical mining equipment in the Visitors Center.
|Total Visit - 2263 |
http://www.reedmine.com Last Updated on 9/16/2008
| Broad River Gems and Mining |
218 River Landing Rutherfordton NC 28139
Travel 103.3 miles - 2:52 hours from downtown Elkin, North Carolina
6 acres. On-site gem mining & fossil dig. Located on the gold berring Broad River. Our gift shop contains jewelry, gemstones & gifts. Rock mineral & fossil specimens. Meteorites, mounted insects, dinosaur eggs & museum area. Most unique gem mine, fossil dig & gift shop in the south.
|Total Visit - 2441 |
http://www.broadrivergemsandmining.com Last Updated on 9/16/2008
| Heather Grove Gold & Gem Panning |
43 Polly Spout Road Marion NC 28752 Tel: 828-738-3573
Travel 105.64 miles - 1:44 hours from downtown Elkin, North Carolina
|Heather Grove Gold and Gem is set in the heart of North Carolina's "Mother Lode". Located on the Second Broad River, nestled between Marion and Rutherfordton, North Carolina. We are located on Highway 221, the corridor to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Heather Grove is situated in the upper section of Vein Mountain, and is known to have at least six veins running through the property.|
|Total Visit - 2803 |
http://www.heathergrovegold.com Last Updated on 9/16/2008