Doc's Rocks Gem Mine, Blowing Rock

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  • Pretty simple premise, a bucket of silt, gravel and rocks, we got the medium bucket for $36, and they set us up on one of their sluices. My 2 year old had a ball playing with the dirt and water, the c...  more »
  • From the outside, this place seems touristy, so it was hard for us to pull over, but I am glad that we did. Our whole family loved this place, it was clean, fun and full of so many options for a gem e...  more »
  • We had a rainy day and the kids loved coming to the gem mine. My grandkids are under 5 and they really had a good time. Although my older kids 20 (somethings) enjoyed it as well.  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!
  • 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!
  • 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!!!
  • A neat place to go and spend some time doing something with the family and maybe even learning some new information from the people who work there about the area and all the gems you mine! We enjoyed our visit!
  • our experience was better than we expected. Lots of gems in the big bucket and we appreciated the explanation of all that we found. Friendly staff and neat gift shop. Definitely worth the trip.