Doc's Rocks Gem Mine, Blowing Rock

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  • My husband and I had a blast sifting through our buckets and finding beautiful gem stones. We sat at the water trough, scooped the dirt and sediment into our sifter and were instantly metamorphosed fr...  more »
  • We stop by and visit every time we come to Boone no matter the season. The owners and staff are just the greatest. They make you feel like family. Your questions are answered and smiles are freely giv...  more »
  • One of my sons is an amateur rock and gem hound and he wanted a more genuine experience (not seeded buckets of dirt). At Docs, the buckets of dirt are not seeded and the employees are helpful and know...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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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