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April 26th - 28th, 2024

Official Field Trip of the
Mountain Area Gem and Mineral Association

I have been in contact with Junior about the April 'Rock Swap and Dig' at the mountain. 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 set up a booth, contact Junior 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, Junior 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!)

STAY AWAY FROM ALL HIGH WALLS!

NO RAPPELLING OFF OF ANYTHING!

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!)

Everyone needs to be off the mountain by 6:00 p.m. This means you need to be packing up by 5 or 5:30 to be off the mountain by 6pm.

Please protect our ability to field collect at Graves Mountain!
Report violations to:
Junior Norman
Norman C E Wrecking Co
3333 C E Norman Rd
Lincolnton, GA 30817-3110
706-401-3173
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 Marina, Cabins and Camping. 706-359-4100. 3000 Soap Creek Lodge Road.

Elijah Clark State Park, 706-359-3458 / 800-864-7275

American Legion Camping: 1121 American Legion RD.
Lincolnton GA. 30817
Contact: Eric Kenerly, 727-710-0322, Text message preferred.

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