Rio Doce Gem Mine


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Easter through Halloween, 9am-6pm


  • Highway 226

    Spruce Pine,    


Rio Doce Gem Mine in Spruce Pine offers travelers the unique experience of gem mining from an attraction where the owner actually owns a mine! Also owner Jerry Call is a “rock star” gemologist and gives visitors an opportunity to have their finds cut and designed by a gemologist to the stars! Jerry Call has been a consultant to Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co, Cartier as well as cutting stones for Elizabeth Taylor and Dolly Parton!

Visit Spruce Pine, the most important mining district in the world, and enjoy a very special experience at a local gem mine!

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Highway 226
Spruce Pine NC 28777


Latitude: 35° 57' 10.8" / Longitude: -82° 6' 28.0794"

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