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 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 - 2491 
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 - 3525 
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 - 2975 
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 - 2598 
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 - 2724 
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 - 2081 
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 - 2137 
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 - 2320 
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 - 2653 
http://www.heathergrovegold.com   Last Updated on 9/16/2008