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SUMMER ROCKHOUND TRIPS 2024

due to insurance purposes no children under the age of 7 on any of the trips unless otherwise noted.

ALL TOURS ARE $40 PER PERSON, CASH ONLY

ITEMS TO BRING:
BASIC GARDEN TOOLS
COLLECTION BUCKET
HAND SIFTER
STANDARD SHOVEL
TOWEL AND CHANGE OF CLOTHING
OLD SHOES AND CLOTHES THAT YOU DO NOT MIND GETTING DIRTY, RIPPED, OR STAINED
IT IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED THAT YOU PACK WATER, BUG SP
RAY, AND A LUNCH FOR EACH TOUR.

NO HEAVY EQUIPMENT, POWER TOOLS, OR DREDGES ALLOWED ON ANY OF THE TOURS. 

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June 9th
Propst Ruby Farm
We will be meeting at
3668 Startown Rd, Maiden NC at 10am, parking at the dig site.

This is a high impact tour in red clay open for all ages, 10 and under FREE with paid adult, make
sure to bring old clothing, a change of clothing, sun block and a shade source, and water, digging tools and bucket for collecting. 
Finding rubies, sapphires, and aquamarine.


June 23rd
Freeman Gold Prospect
We will be meeting at McCoy Minerals at 7:45am, and leaving the parking lot at 8am. This location is Private Property so the address will not be released.
This tour has a lot of hiking but is open to ages 7+, make
sure to bring old clothing, a change of clothing, sun block and a shade source, and water, digging tools and bucket for collecting.
Finding gold, citrine, and moonstone. 


July 14th
Sampson Gold Panning
We will be meeting at McCoy Minerals at 7:45am, and leaving the parking lot at 8am. This location is Private Property so the address will not be released.
This tour has a lot of hiking downhill to the creek but is open to ages 7+, make sure to bring old clothing, a change of clothing, sun block and a shade source, and water, digging tools and bucket for collecting.
Finding gold, citrine, topaz and sapphire. 

July 28th
Tennessee Fossil Dig
We will be meeting at Hardee's at 1401 S John B Dennis Hwy, Kingsport, TN 37660 at 10am. 
This tour has a bit of hiking but is open to ages 5+, ages 10 and under free with paid adult, make sure to bring old clothing, a change of clothing, sun block and a shade source, and water, digging tools and bucket for collecting.
Finding fossils. 


August 11th
Freeman Gold Prospect
We will be meeting at McCoy Minerals at 7:45am, and leaving the parking lot at 8am. This location is Private Property so the address will not be released.
This tour has a lot of hiking but is open to ages 7+, make sure to bring old clothing, a change of clothing, sun block and a shade source, and water, digging tools and bucket for collecting.
Finding gold, citrine, and moonstone. 

September 8th
Appalachian Caverns
Wild Cave Tour

We will be meeting at 
420 Cave Hill Rd, Blountville, TN 37617 at 10am.

This tour is through the wild part of Appalachian Caverns, through areas that most do not get to see, open to all ages but there is an area that you will be in deep water. Tight spaces and tunnels are optional if you want to challenge yourself. Be ready to get wet and muddy. This is a learning trip, collecting stones from the ground surface only. 
You will need to bring clothing that you will not mind getting wet, muddy and possibly torn,  a change of clothing and a towel. 

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