Rock Dig at Graves Mountain

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Rock Dig at Graves Mountain
Description:Graves Mountain has been a mecca for rockhounds for years, it is probably the most famous collecting site in Georgia. The geology of the site is very complex, the original rocks were probably deposited during the Pennsylvanian Period. They provide rocks and minerals for museums such as Tellus to sale in their gift shop. Children under 12 are allowed on site twice a year. You should not miss any opportunity to collect here because the rutile, lazulite, and pyrophyllite are said to be some of the finest in the world.
The collecting area at Graves is huge! There are three main rock types
here: quartz-sericite schist, sericite-kyanite-quartz rock (quartzite) and
quartz conglomerate.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:Graves Mountain
Address 2:
City:Lincoln
State/Province:GA
Zip Code:30817
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:In order to gain access, you will need to contact the caretaker, Junior Norman at 706-359-3862 (his business) or 706-401-3173 (cell). Call and he can reserve the mountain exclusively for your group. All mineral clubs that come here to collect, offer the caretaker a donation (usually $15-$20 per person) for his trouble and effort in keeping the mountain open and accessible to them.
Admission:$Donation basis
Telephone:(706) 359-3862
Website:http://www.wncrocks.com/resources/Collecting%20site%20graves.htm
R E V I E W S
jr norman, Co-op Member
we will be open april 27 28 & 29 2018
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