Doc's Rocks Gem Mine is an Appalachian Mountain based gemstone mining operation. We purchase mine ore by the ton from local gemstone mines located in North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Tennessee. We then randomly shovel the ore into buckets and resell it to the general public. Since we don't intentionally put stones into your buckets for you to find, we can't guarantee what you'll find in the ore. However, if you don't find anything of value, we'll provide an equal amount of the ore you purchased for free so you'll have another chance to find something good. We also were recently recognized by the North Carolina Board of Education as the only education based commercial gem mine in North Carolina.