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  1. #1

    Dec 2006
    Georgia by way of Seattle
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    Rockhounds in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina?

    Howdy! Just wondering if there are any fellow rockhounds on this board that search for treasures here in the southeast.

    Jim Olson
    www.myrddinscave.com
    Still lookin' at the ground

  2. #2

    Feb 2007
    North Georgia
    29

    Re: Rockhounds in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina?

    Hi I am in North Georgia and have more rocks than is healthy , so i am told lol nice to meet you .Heather

  3. #3
    us
    Jun 2006
    Cowtown, TX (DFW)
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Rockhounds in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina?

    Jim,

    just went to the hogg mine... i think. the one rodney has in lagrange. anyways, yes i would love to get to GA more and NC and SC.

    kind of new at this.

    like your website, nice work! ill attach pics from this weekend in a few days. i live in Jacksonville, FL.
    would love to learn more about this hobby if you are looking for digging buddies. my girlfriend even diggs this stuff. bonus!

    later dude.

  4. #4

    Jul 2006
    30

    Re: Rockhounds in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina?

    going to all 3 next week, dahlonega first,be there or be square.

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    us
    Jun 2006
    Cowtown, TX (DFW)
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    Re: Rockhounds in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina?

    when in lagrange, try the BBQ from the gas station near the driveway...mighty fine after a days diggin'

    BTW- we cleaned out the surface stuff...better take your shovel. ha ha!

    let us know how you did. my pics will b posted when i get a spare 30 minutes.....

    good luck,
    thomas

  6. #6
    us
    Jun 2006
    Cowtown, TX (DFW)
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    6 times
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    Re: Rockhounds in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina?

    last sat and sun, went diggin in La grange, GA.

    here's some of the haul....QUARTZ. some water clear, all broken pieces, as we were surface collecting.

    does anyone know how to clean the white film (mineral deposits) from the sides of the crystal?

    CLR and razor blade doesnt do a thing.

    thanks,
    thomas
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  7. #7
    us
    Aug 2008
    South Carolina
    Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505
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    Re: Rockhounds in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina?

    Hi guys, I'm new to the forum, and new to rock collecting. I purchased my first geodes in Helen, GA and got them cut. Now I just have to get them polished up.

    My question today is, is there a place in northeast Georgia, northwest South Carolina, or southwest North Carolina where the public is allowed to look for rock, or gems?

    Thanks for any help!

    Kevin Bozard
    Ridgeland, SC

  8. #8

    Jun 2007
    1

    Re: Rockhounds in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina?

    You can click the following link for info on digging at the Hogg mine in Lagrange Ga. http://www.dixieeuhedrals.net/wordpress/index.php
    There is also JXR in Tignall, ga. , Graves Mtn in Washington , Ga. ( you have to go as part of a large group these days), Diamond Hill mine in Atreville, SC.
    There are a few places up around Helen, Ga. Most of these are salted though.
    Todd

  9. #9

    Nov 2007
    Walker County Ga.
    Bounty Hunter Pioneer 202
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    Re: Rockhounds in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina?

    Im from NW ga. and a treasure hunter too

  10. #10
    GL
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    us
    Mar 2008
    South Central, NC
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    Re: Rockhounds in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina?

    NC here.
    Sandhills area.

  11. #11
    us
    Jan 2007
    eastern Oklahoma
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    Re: Rockhounds in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina?

    Quote Originally Posted by lamplighter36
    last sat and sun, went diggin in La grange, GA.

    here's some of the haul....QUARTZ. some water clear, all broken pieces, as we were surface collecting.

    does anyone know how to clean the white film (mineral deposits) from the sides of the crystal?

    CLR and razor blade doesnt do a thing.

    thanks,
    thomas
    Hey Thomas, long time no hear...., get you some 'oxcilic acid', add it to water (almost boiling), soak the crystals for 24 hrs,
    then rinse with water, that cleans off the scale & coloration on most of them.

    Fossis.............
    fossil hunter Indian Artifact collector MDer Antique collector

  12. #12
    us
    Jan 2013
    North Carolina
    my nose
    10
    I am a 44 year old rockhound
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  13. #13
    us
    I collect Artifacts and Vintage Collectibles and Rocks.

    Aug 2012
    South
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    Dang I didnt know there were so many from Ga here. I collect quartz also from N Ga. Ill show you a big flat piece. These are tools used by the Indians. When you are out collecting you might be picking these up and dont even know what you have got.
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    Personal finds were on private property which I have permission to hunt.

  14. #14
    us
    Jan 2013
    North Carolina
    my nose
    10
    I am a 44 year old rockhound
    Nice one there rock..

  15. #15
    us
    I collect Artifacts and Vintage Collectibles and Rocks.

    Aug 2012
    South
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    Quote Originally Posted by NuggetHead View Post
    Nice one there rock..
    Thanks the one on the left is a Biface and the one on the right is a very large Scraper with some fine edge work.
    Personal finds were on private property which I have permission to hunt.

 

 

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