Fresh Dirt Alert!!
The New 2018/2019 dates are
posted!! If its listed it will be an
absolute dig we never cancel and we
dig rain or shine.

Did you know we offer prvate digs
with a guide on dates that we dont
have a scheduled dig? Send me a
message for details.

Please click on the "Dig Dates" Link above
to see our calendar of events. The latest
dates for 201
8 and 2019are now posted.

Please NOTE The meeting place has
changed. We will now meet at McDonald's
I-85 exit 13.  The McDonald's is located off
exit 13 next to the pilot truck stop.

Please click the "Dig Dates" link above to
learn more and find out the dates we will
be digging. We look forward to seeing you
at the mine soon! If you have questions
please don't hesitate to send me a
message using the Contact link above. I
will respond back to you ASAP. Thanks for
looking, and I hope to see you soon.  

Chris Painter
The Crystal Empire/The Hogg Mine

August 24th, 25th, and 26th 9th Annual Hogg Mine Machine dig!!!! This
is by reservation only send me a message for details and to reserve
your spots. Please book asap these spots wont last long.
This is a
Premium Fee dig. Its not the same cost as a scheduled dig.

October 5th, 6th, and 7th- Graves Mountain Dig!!

October 20th, DMC dig hosted by Montgomery Gem and Mineral
                                                     How it Works

Just show up at the meeting place on the date of the Scheduled dig and we will get you signed in.
We will caravan (You follow me in your own car) to the mine at 9 AM Sharp. If you miss the 9AM
time just send me a message using the contact link above and I will come back for you as soon as
I have the other guests digging. We will also have lunch plates. Hamburgers (1) or Hotdogs (2)
with chips, Cookies, and Drinks for $8.

We meet inside the McDonalds. Park on the Drive through window side of the McDonalds, when
you walk in the door look to the right. We will be in the corner with release forms.

We will begin the dig with a breif safety talk and a tour of the mine. I will show you what to look for
and where to dig along the way. If you have already visited the mine and heard the safety speech
you can just head to your spot and start digging.

The Scheduled events are a Fee Dig. Adults $35 Kids 16 and under dig for free. Please click the
tabs above to navigate through the site. The FAQS link will tell you what you need to bring and all
the info you may need. If you have questions please  send me a message from the Contact link