Located just off the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway in Spruce Pine, North Carolina the Rio Dòce Gem Mine is an amazing adventure for all ages!

You and your family will be going on a Gem Mining Adventure with connections right to the actual gem mines of Rio Dòce (Sweet River) Brazil as well as the famous Spruce Pine Mining District of North Carolina.

What will we find? 

You are guaranteed to discover amazing gem stones in each bucket of mining ore!  We strive to provide you with the best material that Brazil and North Carolina has to offer; we still get many of our gems directly from the mine in Rio Dòce (Sweet River), Brazil!  You'll receive the finest quality stones guaranteed. We even cut stones on site, contact us for more info.

If you have any Faceting questions come right in and ask OOMBA!


For mobile users, Buckets information is available in the online store page

Admission and Parking are FREE!

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Rio Dòce Mine

14622 Hwy 226 S

Spruce Pine NC 28777


P.O. Box 296

Little Switzerland, NC 28749

Phone: 828-765-2099

Fax: 828-765-2097