Last Friday our local (most excellent) library offered a trip to Hiddenite Gem Mines as part of their “Dig Into Reading” Summer Reading Program!
Boy was it fun!! This is a great local place that you can go digging for gemstones. They have different things you can do including sluicing, creeking and actual shovel and pick mining! Super cool! So if you’re ever in Hiddenite, NC it is most definitely worth your time to check it out. You can check out pricing info on their website located here: http://www.hiddenitegems.com/index.html They are open 8:30 am until sunset every day except major holidays.
As you can see, my boys were VERY excited with their finds!
We are BIG promoters of reading in our home. If your child can read, they can learn ANYTHING. Our town is so very blessed with a great library and a WONDERFUL children’s librarian. This trip was 100% paid for by the Alexander County Friends of the Library. They would not be able to do these things for our children if not for contributions from local patrons…please support your local libraries!!