Conveniently located next to Mystery Hill in Blowing Rock, Doc’s Rocks Gem Mine is a western North Carolina based gemstone and mining operation specializing in local gemstones. Doc’s Rocks is also recognized by the State Board of Education as a Premier Geology Education Center which teaches the geology of the Appalachian Mountains.
This hands-on educational facility offers public schools, private schools and home schools a complete geological program for students of all ages and grade levels. Customized lectures are designed for each classroom to fit specific science related curriculum programs. Field trips are only $9.00 per student which includes mining and lectures. All programs are taught by staff geologists and paleontologists.
The facility also houses the Appalachian Fossil Museum. Tours of the museum are included with admission prices to the gem mine. A gift shop is also on site which includes gemstone, minerals and other collectibles for less than $5.00