This was our second trip to Doc's Rocks. We all had a great time. Gem stone mining is a good excuse to play in the mud....and come out with nice rocks. Dont throw anything out. Rubies and Saphires look like regular rocks.....make sure you follow their instructions to let them look at your discards. They will keep you from throwing out valuable goods.
We had a ruby cut for mom from one of our stones. It was beautiful. It was about 3 - 4 carats. We also had amazonite cut with really good results.
My son found an amathyst about the size of his fist.
They do a great job teaching you afterwards what rocks are what and where they came from - and their chemical composition.
Great for education for kids that NC is full of all kinds of industries.
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