We are North Carolina's ONLY education-based gem mine backed by the Board of Education. Why go off the mountain and find rocks that were placed there for you from other countries when you can stay local and find gemstones and fossils that formed locally while learning about the unique geological history that created the Appalachian Mountain Range? We offer complete geological programs for students of all ages and grade levels. We will customize lectures designed for each classroom to fit specific science-related curriculum programs. Field trips are only $5.00 +Tax per student which includes gem mining, a custom lecture that ties it all together, and optional Paleo Putt-Putt. All programs are taught by staff geologists and paleontologists. Group trips must be booked at least TWO WEEKS in advance. Call today to schedule: 828-295-2034
Did you know that Doc is an Eagle Scout, that we have another Eagle Scout working with us, or that we offer classes to earn Merit Badges? Doc has worked with many Scout groups over the years and has even done a full-day class covering multiple Merit Badges.
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts all enjoy the classes, making memories, and moving forward in their adventure.
All programs are taught by staff geologists and paleontologists. Group trips must be booked at least TWO WEEKS in advance. Call today to schedule: 828-295-2034