Classic South / Lincolnton

Graves Mountain

Hwy. 378
Lincolnton, GA 30817

706-359-3862 | 706-401-3173
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Graves Mountain has been a mecca for rockhounds for years. It is probably the most famous collecting site in Georgia. World's premier location for large, multiple twinned rutile crystals; rutile, lazulite, pyrophyllite, kyanite, hematite, pyrite, ilmenite, muscovite, fuchsite, barite, sulfur, blue quartz, quartz crystals, and microcrystals such as woodhouseite, variscite, strengite, phosphosiderite, cacoxenite, crandallite.

The site is open to collecting by appointment only. 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. No child under the age of 12 years old is to be allowed on the mountain because of all the dangers involved. All pets must be kept under control and on a leash.

Info & Amenities

  • General Information

    Family-friendly

    Pet-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    Adults (18+)

    Adults (21+)

    Seniors (55+)

    Teens (13-18)

Events

  • Rock Swap & Dig

    Rock Swap & Dig

    04/27/2018 - 04/29/2018

    You are invited to a three day dig and rock swap at Georgia's premiere mineral location: Graves Mountain in Lincolnton, Ga. Don't miss this 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: quartz-sericite schist, sericite-kyanite-quartz rock (quartzite) and quartz conglomerate. You may still be able to collect rutile, kyanite, lazulite, iride... read more