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Doc's Rocks Gem Mine

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Address: 129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC
Phone Number: 828-264-4499
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Gem mine

Great place to stop and pan for gems. It was too cold to go to pan outside but everything is also set up inside with warm water in the sluice. Extremely great prices on rocks and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Great place to stop and pan for gems. It was too cold to go to pan outside but everything is also set up inside with warm water in the sluice. Extremely great prices on rocks and gems compared to many other places we have been to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Took my 5 year old grandson and he had a great time! The employees were very pleasant knowledgeable and helpful! We had a great visit!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A medium bucket was $34 which kept the kids busy for about 45 minutes. They didn't get many gems, mainly crystal. The Fossil museum upstairs was lame and not worth the admission

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We bought the medium bucket and turned our family loose on the panning. Very nice gems and everyone had a ball. I would recommend this place for fun fun fun.

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Miami Beach, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My husband, son and I had a great time at Doc's Rocks Gem Mine. We had so much fun and found so many cool stones. We had two of them cut and made into beautiful jewelry. The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable. We also enjoyed the fossil museum in the second floor. We especially enjoyed seeing the T-Rex skull... More 

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Newland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Took the Summer Adventure Camp on a road trip to Doc's. The staff was very friendly and helped the kids with their mining. Then Doc gave a tour of the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We love to visit Doc's Rocks. The gift shop has amazing treasures for an impressive price. We bought an excavation kit (Dino skull) for a Christmas gift. Lovely jewelry for purchase or make your own. We have toured the museum twice. Each year they add more. There are actual Dino bones! They also have a smoothie shop! The staff and... More 

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Morganton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We have stopped at Docs several times and for the price of "treasure" hunting it was a blast. Staff is knowledgeable and our toddler son loved digging in the dirt, stop in and see what gems you can find.

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Matthews, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is my first time to do this, and it was just not for me. The kids were able to pick a bucket (they get to pick the one they want) and then sift through the dirt/sand/gravel in a slight running water area while digging out gems. You will find things, you CAN (so they say) find stones with value,... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was our first experience gem mining so it was fun. We found some rocks/gems, but nothing big enough to really keep.

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Additional Information about Doc's Rocks Gem Mine

Address: 129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC
Phone Number: 828-264-4499
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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