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Rio Doce Mine

14622 Hwy 226 S

Spruce Pine NC 28777


P.O. Box 296

Little Switzerland, NC 28749



Fax: 765-2097


Rio Doce Gem Mine is open everyday from Easter through Halloween.

The operating hours are from 9:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M.


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We have 27 guests and no members online

Treat yourself to an original creation from Rio Doce. Some of our finest work is available for sale at the Rio Doce!


jew-cases Case after case of fine jewelry is on display and available at the Rio Doce. 
jew-closeups Choose from fine cut stones of all varieties set in beautiful mountings.

There are price points available for all buyers at Rio Doce!

ring-display Amethyst, citrine, topaz and other rings are available from only $29.99. 

You will be amazed at the values you can find when you purchase directly from the source!  Never shop anywhere else again for all of your fine jewelry needs.



Loose stones of all sizes and shapes are available for you! 

Simply choose the cut stone you like and the Rio Doce staff will set if for you in the mounting of your choice