Doc's Rocks Gem Mine, Blowing Rock

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We are a locally owned business established in 2007

We treat our customers like family and ensure that they always feel welcome and know that they can trust our staff to give them the highest quality customer care possible. These values are the main things that sets 'DRGM' apart from our competition. We do as much as we can out in the open where our customers can ask questions, even from our vendors. We want people to learn about the rocks and gems and sometimes the info is better from one of the vendors. We encourage our customers and employees to ask questions and strive to learn more about the beautiful stones around us.

We promise to give you the best educational experience that your money can buy and we strive to make memories that will last a lifetime.
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  • A fantastic Covid safe kids activity! I took my seven-year-old and two-year-old to do some gem mining, and they absolutely loved it! The facility is very clean, and is very large. They require masks.....  more »
  • Was in the area and the kids love to go gem mining. The first place we went to in Banner Elk was closed so we drove to this one. I was surprised when we arrived that it was in the Tanger Outlets...  more »
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  • Nice indoor facilities for cold or rainy weather. Outdoor for nice weather. Can get rather crowded inside during wet weather. Very educational and helps you know what your stones are. Editing with updates: We've tried several others in the surrounding area, and Doc's is by far the best. Pictured is my engagement ring with a stone that was found at Doc's and cut and set at McCoy minerals (another location that is part of doc's.) Can you guess what it is? Could not be happier!
  • I loved it!!! The staff was so nice in directing us what to do. Me & my sisters shared a bucket, and we got tons of rocks. They even did a lesson with us identifying what rocks are what. Super Fun, Super Cool, I highly recommend.
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