Doc’s Rocks

Doc’s Rocks


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - Daily - 9:30 am - 8 pm


  • 129 Mystery Hill Lane

    Blowing Rock,   NC   28605


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Year-round gem-mining and rock hound fun at North Carolina’s only education-based gem mine! Open rain or shine with indoor heated flumes and local N.C. ore. You’ll enjoy chatting with our friendly and knowledgeable geology experts about what minerals and gemstones come from the Appalachian Mountains and how everything formed. N.C. gemstone mining history is a passion of ours as well.

You’ll also find a great gem shop, a coffee shop, and the Appalachian Fossil Museum on site

Family owned and operated, we are backed by the N.C. Board of Education and are assisted by Appalachian State University.

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129 Mystery Hill Lane
Blowing Rock NC 28605


Latitude: 36° 9' 47.52" / Longitude: -81° 38' 37.3194"

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On Hwy 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock

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