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Gem Dandy Tour

 

During the Gem Dandy Tour, students will learn all about gem mining and nature’s precious stones. Discussion will cover stone and rock formation and classification, the difference between a gem and a fossil, and the worldwide impact of these minerals and North Carolina’s rich gold history. Participants will venture to PayDirt Pete’s Treasure Mine, where they’ll get to shake and sift the mining rough in their sluice box and let the water uncover their own treasure. They’ll take their discoveries home in a small bag, along with an identification card for their precious finds.

Tour includes:

  • Education Hubb: Approximately 1.5 hours
  • Classroom – Age-appropriate lesson
  • Animal Acres
  • Themed Character Trait Maze Trail
  • LetterLand/Commodity Trail
  • Tractor-drawn Wagon Ride
  • Other Interactive Stations

As time allows, students can explore Crops of Fun PlayLand, enjoy the Picnic Pavilion and have access to this year’s corn maze.

Each student receives a bag of mining rough, a treasure ID card, an educational activity book to reinforce lessons learned, and one free return pass for any fall weekend event.

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