Classic South / Lincolnton

Graves Mountain

US Highway 378
Lincolnton, GA 30817

706-359-7970 | 706-359-3862
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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.

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, Pets Accepted

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

Events

  • Rock Swap and Dig

    Rock Swap and Dig

    10/02/2015 - 10/04/2015

    You are invited to field collect minerals 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, iridescent he... read more