Q: Where is the mine located?
A: LaGrange, Ga
Q: Where is the meeting Place?
A: McDonalds I-85 Exit 13 next to the Pilot Truck Stop.
Q: if I know where the mine is can I just go to the mine?
A: No. I need everyone to meet at McDonalds to fill out release forms and get a safety breifing before each dig.
Your safety is the most important to me. I need to remind you of things to be aware of each time you visit the
mine. When we dig things change week to week and there may be things you need to be aware of or areas you
need to avoid. I appreciate you understanding this.
Q: If im running a little late and don't make it to the meeting place will I still be able to dig?
A: Yes, I understand accidents happen. It might take me a few minutes to get back to get you at the meeting
place but, I will come back for you. :-)
Q: Will I need to bring my own tools?
A: Yes, you will need to bring any hand tools you wish to dig with.
Q: What type of tools will I need to bring?
A: Pick, Shovel, Potatoe Rake, Rock Hammer, Sledge Hammer, Chisels, Rock Bars, 5 Gallon Buckets, Gloves,
Safety Glasses, (Limit one 5 gallon bucket of material per person and one yard rock per dig.)
Q: What kinds of Gems are at the mine?
A: Beryl, Star Rose Quartz, Black Tourmaline, and Aquamarine.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: $35 Per person over 16 years of age. Children 16 and under dig for free.
Q: If I bring my friends can I get in for free?
A: No unfortunanlty everyone over 16 has to pay the dig fee. :)
Q: Can I bring Alcohol, Beer, Wine, Liquor, Wine Coolers, Mixed Drinks?
A: No. ALL Alcohol is prohibited at the mine. Please don't show up with it. You will be ask to leave.
Q: How long does the dig last?
A: We leave the rally point at 9AM and drive over to the mine, The mine closes at 5PM.
Q: Why cant I dig outside the designated areas?
A: If there is marking tape present, its for safety reasons only. Not becuase there is better material behind the
tape that im trying to keep from you. Observe the areas that are marked. You will clearly see why its off limits. I
want all of you to leave happy and with plenty of material. What I don't want is someone getting injured. :)
Q: Can I come dig when the mine is operational and you have a machine present?
A: Yes, if your interested in paying a premium fee to dig on the days I have a machine onsite please give me
your contact information. I will contact you for machine digs.
Q: Can I dig on a week day or a day when you don't have a dig scheduled?
A: Yes, I do private digs for the normal $35 per person + and extra $100 for groups of 10 or less. For groups of
10 or more the fee will be the $35 dig fee + $250.
Q: What do I get for this extra fee?
A: A Private dig with a guide for the day.
Q: What is the difference between a Private dig, a Machine dig, and a regularly scheduled dig?
A: A private dig is scheduled for a day when there are no Scheduled digs. The fee for this is $35 + $100 for a
guide fee, for parties under 10, for parties over 10 its $250. (Weekdays or weekends)
A Machine dig is when I bring in an excavator in to mine commercially there's new material coming up and tons
of it. there is a tremendous chance your going to find something great and alot of it.
Scheduled digs are the normal 1 to 2 digs per month that are open to the public. The cost of scheduled digs is
$35 per person per day over the age of 16.
Q: My Favorite question.... :) Where can I buy Rocks, Crystals, And Mineral Specimens?
A: I have tons of them. If you let me know what you are looking for in advance chances are I can have it onsite
for you when you arrive to dig. I will have a Mobile Rock Shop onsite for the regular scheduled digs and you can
choose and purchase what ever you like.
I look forward to digging beside all of you. Please help me keep this site clean by putting your garbage in the
designated containers. I want this to be fun for everyone and encourage entire families to attend. Please be
courteous to your fellow diggers and don't invade their digging spots if there are tools present in an area, that
means someone has staked claim to that area already. Please respect them and do not move their tools and
dig in their claim. I wish everyone the best of luck. Happy Digging!