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Doc's Rocks Gem Mine

129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC
828-264-4499
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Cocoa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My daughter was really excited about gem mining, but my husband and I were skeptical...we thought it would be pushy and a rip off. We were wrong!! The prices were great, the staff was very helpful and very knowledgeable. It was a fun, learning experience for all of us. The next time we go to the Boone area, we will... More

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Pleasant Garden, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went to Doc's Rocks July 19th. It was a dreary, rainy - COLD day in Boone. No problem!! They have indoor seating. We got the medium size bucket and found sapphires, garnets, citrine, amethyst and rose quartz. I guess I should mention we are all adults!! LOL!! Fun times!! We will definitely go again. My daughter got a sapphire... More

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Yukon, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Came out here in July and got the big bucket for our 3 kids. They absolutely loved every minute of it, and so did I! They found tons of gems and really got into it, and are still talking about their loot to this day! We let each one get a gem cut, and they turned out super nice. My... More

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The employees here were so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We found lots of stones including a huge, very clear amethyst (that they are cutting for us), two rubies - that I would never have known were anything but little rocks if it were not for the young lady working there, a sapphire, and an awesome quartz that they are cutting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We come to Doc's every year and each visit is just as fun as the first. You are guaranteed to find gems in each bucket and the staff give you a great lesson on the gems and how they are formed. We have buckets of garnets, rubies, pink quartz, and aquamarine that we have found at Doc's. Our son loves... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My brother and I took our 6 and 10 year old boys. This place is educational accredited, the dirt is the dirt, no seeding etc. Staff was incredible and Doc is a certified gemologist, very hands on and teaches the kids as they are mining. Once mining is done they go I've each stone they have mined and let them... More

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

amazing staff!!! we found so many gems!! we got the med bucket for the 3 of us. i have my stones cut and they were amazing!!! great prices, wonderful staff and they know their stuff!! I will go again and suggest you go too!!! they are non seeded so makes for a great experience!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My daughter loved it. She enjoyed pulling the stones out and playing in the water. We bought a medium bucket for $34 and it was plenty for her, my husband and myself to sort through. We found several large amethysts, garnets, citrines, and 1 ruby in addition to other stones. We did not get anything polished or cut we plan... More

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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We really enjoyed panning for our gems - facility is nicely set up outside, right next to Tweetsie Railroad. We got a medium bucket ($34) to share between me, my husband, and toddler (who had a great time helping). Found several cut-worthy amethyst rocks which we hope to turn into jewelry. Staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and they will... More

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We were on a trip with my husband's family, which included six adults, one teenager and two children under the age of twelve and decided to stop for some gem-mining fun. I can honestly say that everyone in the group enjoyed this experience from age 4 to 78. We were there for at least an hour and learned a lot... More

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