Doc's Rocks Gem Mine, Blowing Rock

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Doc's Rocks Gem Mine Reviews
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  • Our family (2 adults, 7 year old & 4 year old) had a great time at Doc's Rocks Gem Mine at Mistery Hill, NC. This was our second time doing gem mining indoors (we went that same week to Foggy Mountain...  more »
  • We had a great time...we actually went two days in a row. Our 4 year old thought it was the best thing since sliced bread and I enjoyed doing it with her. The folks that work at the mine are really gr...  more »
  • Takes about an hour. You buy your bucket and “pan” for gems. Indoor because of weather, but they also have outdoor flumes. Staff is knowledgeable and can quickly identify gems. No real tour or explana...  more »
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  • I always say how this place is all my favorite things packed into one. It's low price (I got a sapphire and amethyst cut there with gorgeous results!) and the staff members are honest and nice. Some things you will find there is a fossil museum, a place to pan for gold, the gem sluicing place, and a little shop to the side. It's really cool and I go there every year.
  • I love this place! This year was a very special year for us celebrating 7 yrs of marriage; my last year in my twenties and we had our first baby. My hubby and I designed and purchased my wedding ring set at docs. I was able to pick a gorgeous halo style color changing sapphire ring out of their special order bridal catalog. I'm very impressed with the quality of my rings and how quickly I received them! I can't wait to design more special jewelry pieces here. Thanks guys for your awesome selection!
  • Don’t let your kids miss out on this. This place is amazing and a must if you are in the area. The staff is awesome, knowledgeable, helpful, and all around great. My daughter and I went through a mid size pail and found some awesome stones. I had two necklaces made. one One from scratch and one pre cut gem. I felt the prices were more than fair!
  • I think this is a ton of fun to do with your kids or even just your friends. We bought a huge bucket of dirt and we were there probably about an hour going through trying to find my gem stones. We had a good time. And I would definitely go again.
  • Standard dirt in bucket to find embedded gems. Kids liked it enough to make it worth the stop, and price was reasonable. Earned 4th star with the impressive gallery of stones they have and knowledgeable (albeit not very enthusiastic) staff.
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