Graves Mountain "Rock
Swap and Dig"
8 am to 6 pm, Friday, October 2, 2015
8 am to 6 pm, Saturday, October 3, 2015
8 am to 6 pm, Sunday, October 4, 2015
mountain is accessible
and open for mineral collecting by colleges, universities, and gem and
mineral societies. Groups as small as two INDIVIDUAL mineral collectors
can now reserve the mountain!
invited to field collect minerals at Georgia's premiere mineral
caretaker in charge of Graves Mountain, Clarence Norman Jr., has
announced plans to hold two three day digs and rock
swaps on the Mountain during the current year. He will
have the mountain open to
collecting from 8 am to 6 pm each day. All participants must stop
at the welcome table in the Hospitality tent to sign a
liability release and make a small contribution to defray the cost of
opening the mountain and providing port-o-lets. There
will be several golf cart type, four
wheeled vehicles available to transport those
participants who have trouble walking long distances. The dig
will cease and everyone is expected to be off the mountain by around 6
pm each day. Participants will be allowed to park in a designated
area on the mountain.
Swap and Hot Food/Drinks:
Junior will set aside an area in the upper
parking lot for tables to be setup for daily rock
swaps. Anyone who would like to setup a table(s), please contact
Junior at the phone numbers listed below. Hot food cooked on the
grill, cold drinks and chips will be available for purchase
on the mountain during all three days of these events.
Don't forget to bring some extra money to buy the special "Graves
Mountain Rock Swap and Dig" T-shirt!
DIGS ARE OPEN TO ALL.
TO SIGN-UP, JUST SHOW UP FOR ALL "ROCK SWAP AND DIGS"!
your calendar and tell all your friends about these great events!
Clarence Norman Jr. (Junior)
(his business) or 706.401.3173
order to gain access, (except for the two yearly "Rock Swaps and Digs")
you will need to contact the caretaker, Clarence Norman, Jr (Junior) at
706.359.3862 (his business) or 706.401.3173 (his cell). Give him
a call and he can reserve the mountain exclusively for your
group. All of the mineral
that come here to collect, offer the caretaker a donation for his
and effort in keeping the mountain open and assessable to them.
Please consider what it is worth to your mineral society to be able to
at Georgia's premiere mineral location!
Mountain code of conduct!
- Park your
area(at the end of the paved access road but not much beyond the woods
to the right of this road).
- NO child under
age of 12 years
old is to be allowed on the mountain because of all the dangers
WILL BE ALLOWED DURING THE "Rock
Swap and Digs" IF
EACH CHILD IS UNDER STRICT ADULT SUPERVISION!
- 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!)
- NO ONE IS
ALLOWED TO DRIVE
THEIR VEHICLE ON ANY PART OF GRAVES MOUNTAIN BEYOND THE PARKING AREA!
caretaker must accompany anyone driving beyond the parking area!)
- EVERYONE NEEDS
OFF THE MOUNTAIN
BY DUSK. (Absolutely no one is allowed on Graves Mountain after
Please protect our
field collect at Graves Mountain!
Norman C E
3333 C E
706.401.3173 (his cell)