Collecting Rutile, Kyanite, Lazulite, Iridescent Hematite,
Pyrophyllite, Pyrite, Ilmenite, Fuchsite, Barite, Sulfur, Variscite,
blue quartz and quartz crystals.
8 am to 6 pm, Friday, April 27, 2007
8 am to 6 pm, Saturday, April 28, 2007
8 am to 6 pm, Sunday, April 29, 2007
“You are invited to field collect minerals at Georgia’s premiere mineral location!”
-Graves Mountain is technically not a commercial mineral location,
but a donation is requested for the caretaker.
- The caretaker in charge of Graves Mountain, Clarence Norman Jr., has announced plans to hold a three day dig and rock swap on the Mountain during April 27, 28, & 29, 2007 . He will have the mountain open to collecting from 8 am to 6 pm each day. All participants must stop at the welcome table in the Hospitality tent to sign a liability release and make a small contribution to defray the cost of opening the mountain and providing port-o-lets. There will be several golf cart type, four wheeled vehicles available to transport those participants who have trouble walking long distances. The dig will cease and everyone is expected to be off the mountain by around 6 pm each day. Participants will be allowed to park in a designated area on the mountain.
Rock Swap and Hot Food/Drinks:
Junior will set aside an area in the upper parking lot for tables to be setup for daily rock swaps. Anyone who would like to setup a table(s), please contact Junior at the phone numbers listed below. Hot food cooked on the grill, cold drinks and chips will be available for purchase on the mountain during all three days of these events. Don’t forget to bring some extra money to buy the special “Graves Mountain Rock Swap and Dig” T-shirt!
THESE DIGS ARE OPEN TO ALL.
Mark your calendar and tell all your friends about this great event!Contact Information:
Clarence Norman Jr. (Junior) – 706.359.3862 (his business) or 706.359.2381 (his home)
LODGING: (4 miles east of Graves Mtn.) Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s web site: http://www.lincolncountyga.org Motels -
Collars Inn, 140 Elm Street, Lincolnton, GA. Phone 706-359-6161 29 rooms.
The Lincoln Motel, 688 South Washington Street, Lincolnton, GA. Phone: 706-359-4311 20 rooms.
Soap Creek Lodge – Located on Clarks Hill Lake off Hwy 378 in Lincolnton
Cabins, restaurant and marina. 706-359-3124.
Elijah Clark State Park, 2959 McCormaick Highway. Phone: 706-359-3458/800-864-7275 20 cabins. Camping:
Elijah Clark State Park, 2959 McCormaick Highway. Phone: 706-359-3458/800-864-7275 165 camp sites. Area Lodging:
Econo Lodge-Thomson, GA 706-595-7144
Fishing Village-McCormick, SC 803-443-5577
Hickory Knob-McCormick, SC 803-443-2151
Savannah Lakes Village-McCormick, SC 800-544-8912
White Columns Best Western-Thomson, GA 706-595-8821
Washington, GA and Wilkes County – Wilkes County Chamber of Commerce
www.washingtonwilkes.org LODGING: (12 miles west of Graves Mtn.) Red Land Motel, U.S. 78 & 378, Washington, GA
Special rates, free local calls, HBO & ESPN, pool, non-smoking rooms, two double beds in each room. 35 newly refurbished rooms. Jameson Inn, 115 Ann Denard Dr., Washington, GA
Clean, comfortable rooms with modern amenities.
For Bed & breakfast lodging information, contact the Wilkes County Chamber of Commerce