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“A Pleasant Surprise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Doc's Rocks Gem Mine

Doc's Rocks Gem Mine
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Davie, Florida, United States
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

My girlfriend and I had a great experience at Docs Gem Mine. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They gave us a detail explanation on every gem we found, and helped us pick out the perfect stone that had peridot in it, for us to get shaped into jewelry.

Visited April 2013
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Plant City, Florida
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“Wonderful Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

We visited Docs Rocks on New Years Day. Due to the fact that my 5 year old son had so much fun, we had to return the following day for more fun! We found numerous stones and a giant garnet that when cut was 8.5 ct. My son learned so much about the gems and even took them to his Kindergarten class when we returned home. Very friendly staff and great fun!

Visited January 2014
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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212 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Fun and Educational”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

Our family of 5 spent an afternoon "sifting dirt" at Doc's Rocks. It was a fun and educational couple of hours. Our three kids - ages 19, 21 and 15 enjoyed the experience as much as we did.
Kimberly was very helpful in explaining the types of rocks that we found and very knowledgeable able which stones could be made into jewelry. All three children had rings made out of the gems they found and we also had three gems set into pendants.

We sifted our dirt inside --- dry and warm and the atmosphere was cozy and friendly. Don't forget to check out the attached coffee shop -- delicious hot chocolate! We will visit again the next time we are in Blowing Rock.

Visited November 2013
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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82 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Fun and Gems”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

We love going to Doc's Rocks. I have "mined" lots of rocks. I have had Doc cut many of them. I have brought some of the rubies, saphires, and emeralds to jewelers and had them set into rings, earrings, and pendants. I am never disappointed when Doc cuts my stones. We have brought friends to Doc's and they enjoyed their experience at Doc's.

Visited July 2013
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TN
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fun for our family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

We took our five yr old son. When we arrived so did a school bus so we spoke with the employees about timing and came back after the school left. They said they were glad we came back and got us all set up. They had special tricks in the buckets for Halloween so we were warned of those so our son wouldn't be scared by them. Much appreciated and made it more fun! After we finished our bucket (probably took our son 30 minutes)one of the employees sorted and explained our finds. Fun experience and the only thing from our trip our son wanted to do again! Oh, small buckets are $10, but we had a coupon and credit cards are only accepted on $10 and up purchases so be aware of that.

Visited October 2013
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