Family Owned & Operated Since 2007
Our Mission is to teach basic Geology to the general public while supporting the Board of Education in all aspects of the field. Our Focus is the Historical Geological Formation of the Appalachian Mountain Range and the gemstones and minerals that can be found here as a result.
We Strive to make Geology Fun and Exciting!!!
Hours of Operation
7 DAYS A WEEK 9:30-5:00
Last Medium and Large buckets sold 1 hour before closing.
We stop selling ALL buckets
30 minutes before closing.
Check our Location & Hours page for special hours.
How it works... Purchase your bucket…
~ What your gemstones or fossils are
~ How they formed
~ The minerals that made each rock
~ What states and mines the gemstones came from
~ A brief Appalachian Mining history lesson
~ Note; this part is completely optional because your rocks never expire and you can always mail them in to be cut at a later date!
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.
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Tanger Outlets in Blowing Rock
Birth Stones and Meanings
January: Garnet; Constancy
February: Amethyst; Sincerity
March: Bloodstone/Aquamarine; Courage
April: Diamond or Quartz; Innocence
May: Emerald; Love, Success
June: Pearl/moonstone/Alexandrite; Health
July: Ruby; Contentment
August: Peridot; Married Happiness
September: Sapphire; Clear Thinking
October: Opal/Tourmaline/Rose Quartz; Hope
November: Yellow Topaz/Citrine; Fidelity
December: Turquoise/Blue Topaz; Prosperity