Doc's Rocks Gem Mine
100 Shoppes on the Parkway Road, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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. Doc's Rocks was recognized by the North Carolina Board of Education as the only education based commercial gem mine in North Carolina.
Doc's Rocks is also home to Paleo Putt Putt - an indoor 8 hole mini golf course.