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Gem Mines

A FUN, UNIQUE ACTIVITY IN THE BOONE AREA

Gem mines offer a unique, fun, and educational activity for kids and adults of all ages. Participants purchase buckets of dirt in varying sizes and then proceed to mine for hidden gems in troughs of moving water.  Since most buckets contain some type of precious or semi-precious gemstone in its rough form, any party is bound to find a jewel! 

Doc's Rocks Gem Mine
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Many of the area gem mines also have knowledgeable staff members that will identify and tell you about the treasures you have found. 

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Blowing Rock

Doc's Rocks Gem Mine is an Appalachian Mountain based gemstone mining operation. We purchase mine ore by the ton from local .. more

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Boone

Providing all the equipment needed, you will find gems from all over the world including topaz, amethyst, citrine, ruby, .. more

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Foscoe

Here at the Greater Foscoe Mining Company, your experience is not only loads of fun, but educational as well. With indoor and .. more

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Boone

Set along the mountainside, Magic Mountain Mini Golf, surrounded by nature and waterfalls, is a fun time for the whole family... more

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Experience the fun of Gem Mining during your visit to the Valle Crucis area. Located next to the Valle Crucis Mercantile, gem .. more

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Boone, NC 28607
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