Classic South / Lincolnton

Rock Swap and Dig

Dates : 10/2/15 - 10/4/15
Graves Mountain
Highway 378
Lincolnton, GA 30817

706-359-3862
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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 hematite, pyrophyllite, pyrite, ilmenite, muscovite, fuchsite, barite, sulfur, blue quartz and quartz crystals with a hematite coating. Don't forget the micro phosphate and phosphosulfate minerals that can be collected here. Look for woodhouseite, variscite, strengite, phosphosiderite, cacoxenite, crandallite along with accessory quartz, pyrite, pyrophylite, dickite, jarosite and sulfur crystals.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Saturday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Parking on Site

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission

    Type

    Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free Things to Do, Outdoors & Nature

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