Gem Mining


DOC'S ROCKS GEM MINE

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.

GREATER FOSCOE MINING COMPANY

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.