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Old 03-14-2008, 05:55 PM
 
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Default What is everyone digging for on Hwy 98?

OK as I drive on highway 98 from Wake Forest to Durham there is a small hill west of Thomson Mill rd north of the highway where I occasionally see cars parked and peole digging in the rocks. Does anyone know what they are digging for? I am guessing fossils, indian artifacts or some kind of rocks.
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:10 PM
 
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Yeah! what are those people digging for in those rocks on NC Hwy 98 past Thompson Mill Rd.? My son and I were wondering the same thing!
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Yes !!! My husband and brother - in - law remember going there a long time ago !!! I hope somebody with a better sense of the history will chime in...
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:12 PM
 
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Garnets. Google garnet hill raleigh for more info.
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Garnet Hill In Raleigh, NC; Or; The World's Largest Source Of Gem-Quality Garnet Stones, & They're Free!

This is a good link.
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:46 PM
 
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Oh, how cool! I want to go do that.
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:10 PM
 
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Hey, Thanks!!! Can't wait to tell my son!
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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this entire area has garnets all over the place.

In our old home, our neighbor found 2 man-fist sized garnets and gave them to me (its my birthstone).
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:54 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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cool link there! This sounds like something my 6 yr old would have a blast doing. I think we found ourselves a good weekend or track out trip
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:29 PM
 
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I have many handfuls of garnet from that site- such fun! Bought a pick purposely for that site, but didn't have the heart to break the rocks- there were enough garnets from other people's digging...enjoy!
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