The Great Emerald Hunt Begins!
Just a short blog post tonight to let everyone know that Uncle John and I made it to the NC mountains!! It was a long drive. Tomorrow, the great emerald hunt begins! We will be digging holes and looking for (and hopefully finding) emeralds, sapphires, aquamarine, and, if we are really lucky, the rare gemstone Hiddenite. Stay tuned for pictures and more blogging tomorrow (or Sunday, since UGA and South Carolina play tomorrow night). John and I will be camped out somewhere watching the game and hoping for a UGA win!
We will be at the Emerald Hollow Mine bright and early and plan a full day of digging. Hopefully, we will find some good rocks (including the rare and elusive Hiddenite) during the Great Emerald Hunt! If not, we can always sift through some of the buckets for sale. I promise we won’t come home empty handed!! It’s too long of a drive for that…
If any of you readers have been to the Emerald Hollow Mine, what did you find? Did you think it was worth your time and effort? Leave me a comment and let me know! And feel free to send a picture of your finds. I’d like to see them!