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| Since 1987, Hiddenite Gems has proudly presented one of North Carolina's finest Educational Field Trip Progams!
Each year, thousands of public and private school students, scout troops, YMCA members, church groups, senior citizen groups and other organizations visit the Emerald Hollow Mine to participate in our popular educational field trip program.
Offering a unique "hands on" learning experience in a spectacular nature-filled outdoor environment, our field trips are more than educational. They promise to be a fun and exciting adventure for people of all ages!
Our carefully planned and coordinated field trip program activities include:
- Earth Science Talk- Lesson with rock show-n-tell tailored to group's age
- Sluicing- Washing a bucket of gem rich ore on the sluiceway
- Creeking- Looking for rocks in Emerald Creek
- Surface Collecting- Looking for rocks in the mining area
Besides the many treasures your group will find while visiting the Emerald Hollow Mine, they will leave with a wealth of information. Throughout the program activities, our knowledgable staff offers instruction, identifies finds and sheds light on the geology, mining and history of one of the most unique and interesting geological locations on the North American continent.
Hiddenite Gems, Inc.
We invite teachers, scout leaders, earth science instructors, activity directors and other field trip coordinators to learn more details about this exciting program by clicking here Field Trip Details Page.
P.O. Box 276 / 484 Emerald Hollow Mine Drive
Hiddenite, NC 28636
Information Toll Free: (866) 600-GEMS or (866) 600-4367
Information Local: (828) 632-3394
Field Trip Reservations for groups of 12 and larger: (828) 635-1126
Fax: (828) 635-7986
Owned and operated by Dottie Watkins