Junior Rockhound – Ages 13 – 16: Mineral Identification - Marsha Harmon & Stacey Stinton
We will be doing 4 field trips to collect local gems and minerals to include: quartz, garnets, staurolites, feldspar, moonstone, rubies, gold and mica. We will also visit the Franklin Gem & Mineral Museum, Dahlonega Gold History Museum, a Franklin sluice mine, and pan for gold in a stream in Georgia. Nature hikes, Polymer Clay and other associated crafts will be taught by Stacey Stinton. Lab fee includes all materials for projects, transportation, museum entry, sluice mine, water and packed lunch on field trip days. Students need to bring water shoes, old clothing, towel, and be verbally responsive in nature settings.