Doc's Rocks Gem Mine was recently recognized by the North Carolina Board of Education as the ONLY education based commercial gem mine in North Carolina and was classified as a special class of Geological Interpreters practicing Interpretive Methods to relay college level geology to all age groups young and old.
Become a prospector for a day while mining your own gemstones. Located 7.7 miles South of Boone on Hwy 105-S in Foscoe,where you can find emeralds, rubies, sapphires, amethyst, garnet, topaz and many more--all yours to keep. Discover that old-timey feeling of surprise as you find beautiful gems and minerals. Also, visit our full-service jewelry store, Facets of Foscoe for gemstone faceting and unique 14 kt gold settings. Open 7 days, 9-6.