Location: 484 Emerald Hollow Mine Drive, Hiddenite, NC 28636
Date: Thursday, September 21
Leave GCA: 8:30 am
Return to GCA: 2:00 pm
Registration Close Date: Thursday, September 14
Cost: $16 per student (Charge will be applied to your ParentsWeb account.)

What to wear: Red GCA Shirt. The owner says shorts will be more comfortable. Students will be creeking, so capris or shorts are best.
What to bring: A sling bag with flip flops, water shoes, or rain boots, a towel, plastic container with lid, sack lunch, disposable water bottle, extra money for gift shop and additional areas.
Parent Volunteers: Please email lbush@gracecovenant.org if you’d like to chaperone and drive students on this field trip. Please register yourself below as well as your student.

Description:
Who is ready to get their feet wet? The fourth grade class will be sluicing, creeking, and surface collecting at Emerald Hollow Mine. “The Emerald Hollow Mine is the only emerald mine in the world open to the public for prospecting. This is recognized as one of the most unique and interesting geological locations on the North American continent. Host to more than sixty different types of naturally occurring gems and minerals, a virtual treasure trove of gemstones can be found at our gem mine! Many of these are very rare, including emerald, aquamarine, sapphire, garnet, topaz, amethyst, citrine, rutile, and tourmaline, along with an abundance of world class smoky and clear quartz crystals. Hiddenite is also famous as being one of the few places on earth where the very rare gemstone “Hiddenite” can be found!”