Doc's Rocks Gem Mine, Blowing Rock

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Doc's Rocks Gem Mine Reviews
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  • September 15, 2017
    Was a nice setup with a lot of neat rocks to look at. We went with the biggest bucket so my wife and 2 kids could pan through that. All-in-all was fine. Then we got to the part where we took the rocks...  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    They do a great job entertaining the kids. They make sure the kids find gems and then take the time to show and teach what gems were found. they have a nice rock store. They have an indoor trough for ...  more »
  • September 12, 2017
    So much fun had to go twice! Both times went through a big bucket! Lots and lots of amazing finds! So addicting! The people at Doc's are friendly, helpful, patient and very knowledgeable! Young or old...  more »
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  • May 31, 2017
    We took our staff here for a fun team-building activity and had a blast. We went in expecting to have fun but honestly didn't realize quite how much fun it would be! We each got medium buckets and came out with some super cool gems. Everyone who worked there definitely impressed us with their knowledge of the gems and were so patient and thorough explaining all of our finds to us. We then went up to the Appalachian Fossil Museum and had such an informative and interesting tour. 5 stars for sure!
  • July 8, 2017
    Fun place to take the kids gem mining. A teensy bit pricey but the buckets are not salted and were rather large, so I can understand the pricing. We had a terrific experience with the staff taking time to review our treasures and explain what each gem is and how they are commonly used. Very interesting. Be sure to stop in at the coffee shop next door; they had some yummy banana bread for sale.
  • May 8, 2017
    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!
  • July 9, 2017
    Great fun for all ages. Staff was friendly and very helpful. We were very happy with the quantity of gems found. Purchased the large bucket for a family of five and it was just right. Will definitely visit again!
  • June 8, 2017
    This place is awesome! Buy a bucket of dirt, soft it for gems, take your goodies inside to have it all described to you. They find your gems, then tell you what they are and lots of other cool info. Great customer service!!!

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