Next Gem Show,
The 2021 MAGMA Christmas Show!
December 10th - 12th, 2021
See Above!


Sharpes Emerald Prospect
Hiddenite, NC
The dig is canceled until further notice!


2022 MAGMA Gem Show Dates:

March 18th - 20th, 2022
June 17th - 19th, 2022
September 16th - 18th, 2022
9th - 11th, 2022

More info coming soon!


Graves Mountain
Rock Swap and Dig,
April 22nd - 24th, 2022
Lincolnton, Georgia

Official Field Trip of M.A.G.M.A.

I have been in contact with Jr. Norman about the April 'Rock Swap and Dig' at the mountain. As of this posting, the dig is on for April, 2022 and back to normal. No reservations needed. Current covid safety precautions must be observed. Masks must be worn when at food and vending booths. Social distancing must be adhered to. If something changes, it will be posted here.

The mountain will be open to collecting from 8 am to 6 pm each day. All attendees must stop at the welcome table to sign a liability release and make a contribution/donation to help with the cost of providing porta johns and golf carts. The dig will end and everyone must be off the mountain by 6:00 p.m. each day.

There will be an area in the parking lot for vendors to sell and trade minerals. If you would like to setup a booth, contact Jr. at the phone number listed below. Hot food and drinks will be available for purchase on the mountain all three days.

Graves Mountain Code of Conduct!

Park your vehicle in the designated area at the end of the paved access road.
ALL pets must be kept under control and on a leash.
The caretaker, Jr. Norman has final and absolute say as to where you may safely work.
Ladders or power tools of any kind will not be allowed. (HAND TOOLS ONLY!)
NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO DRIVE THEIR VEHICLE ON ANY PART OF GRAVES MOUNTAIN BEYOND THE PARKING AREA! (The caretaker must accompany anyone driving beyond the parking area!)

Please protect our ability to field collect at Graves Mountain!
Report violations to:
Jr. Norman
Norman C E Wrecking Co
3333 C E Norman Rd
Lincolnton, GA 30817-3110
All reported violations will be held in strict confidence.

DIRECTIONS: From Washington Georgia, drive east 11 miles on SR-378, look for mine entrance on right. From the Hardees in Lincolnton, Georgia, drive approximately 5-1/2 miles west on SR-378. Look for the sign at the entrance to Graves Mountain on the left side of the road.

Motels and Camping:
Cullars Inn, Lincolnton, Georgia, 706-359-6161
Soap Creek Lodge, Clarks Hill Lake, Lincolnton, 706-359-3124
Elijah Clark State Park, 706-359-3458 / 800-864-7275


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