photos by: Richard Jacquot, Rick Bernotas and Darryl Taylor
For the first time, the first day of the event saw a lot of people pulling in and setting up camp for the week.
Each morning these geese or ducks? would swim down the river together, each evening they would all fly back up the river.
Tuesday was the first field trip of the week. As always we visited the Little Pine mine in Madison County, NC. We had a great turnout and I saw many nice specimens found. My largest was a four pound twin crystal and a whole lot of matrix material and smaller tennis ball size crystals.
Little Pine Mine
Inside the mine.
Picnic area, dump collecting area on other side of creek.
Keith, Tommy and Bill
Nancy watching the diggers.
That night, Jim setup his cabbing machine and began teaching people how to cut stones.
I went in the pavilion where Darryl was doing some wire wrapping. This is a small meg tooth he wrapped for me.