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Doc's Rocks Gem Mine

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Address: 129 Mystery Hill Ln, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9549
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Great indoor activity

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... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Cyndi G
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone is friendly, knowledgeable and will go out of their way to make sure you have the best experience. They will educate you on the rocks and gems you find, right down to the mineral detail. Young to Young at Heart will learn and enjoy this experience. Indoor and outdoor flumes. You will find beautiful stones in your buckets and... More 

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Thank Jo M
Bristol, Tennessee
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had fun doing this: 4 of us got the big bucket and we all found several gems. The people who worked there were helpful and, the gem cutter, particularly, interesting, knowledgeable and just plain NICE! Especially excited to see what the gems look like once they are cut & polished!

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Thank terry486
Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our 8 year old son here. He loved it!! We bought the medium bucket and he found lots of gems. It was a really cold and windy day so, it was important to us to find an indoor flume. After my son went through his bucket, one of the guys that worked there told us what all the gems... More 

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Thank dstelz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Mid-March we did a Family Spring Break vacation with our teen boys. Great fun for the 4 of us as they are nearly adults themselves as we played in a huge bucket of dirt hunting for gems. Erin who was also our barrister for the best chai latte I've had in some time was also our guide to the... More 

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Thank Keys C
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Actually, we found quite a few. The staff was friendly and made recommendations as to size of bucket to work with for our group. If you haven't done this, it's like panning for gold. They sell you a bucket of NC dirt that you pour into a screen bottom box and then you let water from the sluice flow over... More 

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Thank Jay L
Wilmington, North Carolina
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

58 yr old child enjoyed panning for some gems. Staff goes through what you found and describes each item and stone. Kids would have a blast, as well as adults.

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Thank Mountainlover1234
South Carolina
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Rick not only showed us the type of rock/gems we pan for but he gave us some knowledge of each stone. He took time with us and show us the final cut of several gems. It was an education for all of us!!!

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Thank Traveling-a-little
Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Our 3 year old and 7 year old daughters LOVED this! We got one medium bucket for them to share, and they had a blast finding gems. We loved learning about what they found afterwards -- educational and fun!

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Thank valwee
Sumter, South Carolina
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We purchased a large bucket and had a great time screening our gems. The staff helped us identify the gems. We selected one for cutting and cannot wait to see the results. We are planning another gem mining trip soon! Our only complaint was that they were quite busy and our son had to wait over 20 minutes to make... More 

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