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Playing in the dirt

Took the kids to sift through dirt to find treasures. The dirt buckets ranged from $12-over $50... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Waxhaw, North Carolina
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Gem Mining

We had a good time and good luck at Dic’s Rocks. It was the best place we visited in the area for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sandra A
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took the kids to sift through dirt to find treasures. The dirt buckets ranged from $12-over $50!! They enjoyed finding rocks. After sifting, they took the rocks inside where they told our kids in detail all about the rocks..... cute gift shop..... and you get...More

Thank cassieneely
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a good time and good luck at Dic’s Rocks. It was the best place we visited in the area for finding gems. It was pouring rain and we got wet and messy but it was worth the dirt! The girls liked sifting through...More

Thank Sandra A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped with our grandson for a little fun and left with way more than I thought we would. We purchased 1 bags and 1 bucket of dirt. We all had fun searching, our grandson enjoyed finding each piece and also enjoyed the way what...More

Thank debbysdelights
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started coming when the first of our 3 made a visit to ASU. We keep coming back. Doc and Trina are like family now. The service is great and the staff is so helpful and knowledgeable!! The gems we get are magnificent as well....More

Thank EricGav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome place! Great gems to buy or mine for and my little granddaughter loved mining. Found some pretty good stuff. Would definitely recommend a stop here

Thank gkiser505
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place. They are very knowledgeable and they love kids so it’s nice that they interact with them. Everyone loves their job here and u can tell. We got a medium bucket this time and found quite a few nice finds. There was...More

Thank hairbyt
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

I've been visiting Doc's for about 9 years and always have a great visit. Most often I am visiting to have them cut stones that I have acquired over the years. I also have used them a great deal for setting rings, pendants and earrings...More

1  Thank AnnGBev
Reviewed June 2, 2018

Geared more to Families but still a great place to go. Only place we have been that had fossils. Very helpful and friendly people. Loved the dinosaurs and fossil museum.

Thank morgancjt
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Judging from others photos the "mining" area did not use to have a roof covering over it and it does now! We all purchased a bucket to sift and we all got nice stones to take home. The most impressive was a good sized ruby...More

1  Thank Rosa C
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Most reviews will say Doc’s is a good time for kids. It’s true, it is. But I’m here to tell you that I’m 62 and had the best time ever!!! It was so much fun sifting for gems. I found a blue saffire that I’m...More

Thank TiaMariaMorrison
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Cynthia C
July 8, 2017|
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Response from johng1351 | Reviewed this property |
We had 5 stones cleaned and polished. When you do 5 they offer a discount of 10%. Total for the 5 was $180 before tax. They did a nice job on them . We came away with probably 10 more that are large enough to do something... More
March 25, 2017|
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Response from cdnerb | Reviewed this property |
Doc's does rock hound trips. The first one is in June. If you look on their website it will tell more.
February 4, 2015|
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Response from Tricia B | Reviewed this property |
depends on what you want. The biggest bucket (for about $60) is enough for 2-3 adults to do and will take about 30-45 minutes even with 2-3 adults. If it's an adult plus kids, then the largest bucket will be your best bet... More