A photo of the audit at the Crabtree Emerald mine. The audit is the clump of small trees in the middle of the water
Carl digging in the dump material at Crabtree
Carl and randy at the Crabtree...finding goodies
Randy showing off his first emerald found this day
This is one of the golden beryls I found on the back side of the dumps at Crabtree
Another golden beryl, I have found a good place to dig in the woods
HI HO HI HO it's of to digging we go...
The large hole in the center of this photo shows the hole I dug while searching for emeralds and golden beryl
nice large beryl found at the Crabtree, xl is 3/8 inch in dia
several 1/4 inch beryls from Crabtree
1 inch beryl show in this photo was just barely sticking out till I preped it, note, I forgot scale in several of these photos, sorry..
Lots of beryl, some apatite found in this rock too, only can be seen with black light, also unknown orange under SW UV
3/4 inch beryl in quartz/feldspar
gemmy beryls in peg from Crabtree mine
2 to 3 mm emeralds in matrix
poor emerald in matrix
nice thumb of schorl in quartz
nice "spray" of schorl in feldspar
very gemmy golden beryl found during trimming, size is 1/4 in dia and 1/2 in length
neat array of schorl and beryl in matrix
dark beryl in smoky quartz along with garnet
large cabinet of schorl in matrix largest xl is 1 1/2 long
largest emerald I found, not the greatest but I found it ;-)
small emeralds in matrix
emeralds, schorl, garnet and beryl combo piece
unknown silver mineral found with schorl...Mike? what is it??
Mickey C down in the amy pit at diamond hill
Mickey, Gary and others tried there luck in the smoky pit. They were finding nice small cabinets of clusters here.
Mike cooling off after a hard dig
Mike and I in our team dig hole. this is the skel pit at diamond hill
Mike has his hands on a 2 ft plate of nice crystals which now resides in my collection, when hunting at Diamond hill, you should look for the red clay pockets for larger plates of quartz
Mike digging, Gary and I taking a sec to look at the camera, I really did dig....
spoil piles above amy pit Diamond hill
Me hunting at Ray mine, small hole started
Wrapping after a good day of hunting, I was shown a nice curve "ball" right after this photo!
Randy "collecting" at the Ray mine
Mike's waterfall full view
Me hunting at Kings Mt RR cut
One of the 7 trains that passed us during our visit at Kings Mt
View to the parking area, right side towards end of cut geodes are low enough to chisel out of rock
Big curve in the cut, 3/4 mile from parking area
Nice waterfall at Kings Mt, this is at the very end of the RR cut, no geodes found this far down the tracks