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BigAl

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Franklin, NC outing
« on: September 09, 2018, 10:57:17 PM »
All,

As I have mentioned before we would like to do a non-gold outing to Franklin, NC to one of the pay to dig places. I am thinking Saturday, September 29 will be the best date.

There are several locations available. Some you pay by the day and some by the bucket. I would like a count of who is interested and any preference for the fee structure.

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Re: Franklin, NC outing
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2018, 01:15:52 AM »
Al, as you know I'm in. For anyone who has never been to Franklin,N.C. it is a beautiful place. Anyone needing info can call the Franklin Chamber of Commerce at 866-372-5546, or 828-524-3161, and they will send out a packet of info-free of charge. Thanks, Don.

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Re: Franklin, NC outing
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2018, 11:45:02 PM »
whatever the majority votes on smokey and I will be there

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Re: Franklin, NC outing
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2018, 08:54:11 AM »
Put me down as going. Maybe have 1 other person too.
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Re: Franklin, NC outing
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2018, 12:57:07 AM »
To Al and all members, there is a Gem, Mineral, and Fossil show in Asheville, NC. this weekend. It is hosted by the MAGMA club in Nc. It will be at Camp Stephens, which is exit 33 off I-26, which is south of Asheville. 9-6 Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday. There is camping on-site. Call 828-779-4501- Rick. I forget the entry fee, but Rick can let you know, and it will be reasonable. There is also a rock swap. This is a very good Rockhounding club, and they have several events each year. Check the Magma website for more info. As most folks know, Gold prospecting and rock hounding go hand, and even compliment each other. Thanks, Don.

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Re: Franklin, NC outing
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2018, 04:50:48 PM »
Here is the plan. We will meet up around 10:00 am next Saturday at the Rose Creek Gem Mine. We will start there and if anyone wants to branch out from there feel welcome. There are several pay to dig locations in the area with both native and non-native slated buckets. This will be a group outing, but will not be limited to one location. Beyond the start this will be open.

Guests and non-members are invited to join as well. This is a pay per bucket location. I have never been to this one myself, but have heard good things.

Here is a link to their website. http://www.rosecreekmine.com/

Hope to see you there,

Al
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Re: Franklin, NC outing
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2018, 08:09:39 PM »
Dont forget that Buck Creek is not too far from that area. Great place to  find some natural gemstones. And it's free too!  ;)
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Re: Franklin, NC outing
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2018, 11:33:46 PM »
Dont forget that Buck Creek is not too far from that area. Great place to  find some natural gemstones. And it's free too!  ;)

Yep,

That is one of my haunts. If someone is interested I can show you around there too.

Al
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