Eighth Annual
Western North Carolina
Rockhound Roundup
August 1st-7th, 2011

Photos by: Richard Jacquot, Ken Brandt, Hilton Freed, Troy Lancaster, Jerry Creasman, Tony Jones, Ryan Kearney, Lee Fleming

We started off our 8th Annual Roundup as we always do, at the Little Pine Mine!

The sign said closed, but we had an appointment. Many of the members had never been to this mine and they had a blast. You can never have a bad day at the Little Pine Garnet Mine.

Mine entrance

Looking out at the eagles nest.

Garnet in matrix.

One of the locals hanging out.

Troy showing off his big garnet and some of his smaller ones.

Ryan and his garnet before polishing, and then the finished product!

Roundup camp Tuesday evening.

Bubba and Mary's camp.

Rick B. doing some knapping.

Pam and Bill

Ron and John, "lets make a deal"

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