Fresh Dirt Alert!!
The New 2017/2018 dates are
posted!! If its listed it will be an
absolute dig we never cancel and we
dig rain or shine.

Did you know we offer prvate digs
with a guide on dates that we dont
have a scheduled dig? Send me a
message for details.

Please click on the "Dig Dates" Link above
to see our calendar of events. The latest
dates for 2016 and 2017are now posted.

Please NOTE The meeting place has
changed. We will now meet at McDonald's
I-85 exit 13.  The McDonald's is located off
exit 13 next to the pilot truck stop.

Please click the "Dig Dates" link above to
learn more and find out the dates we will
be digging. We look forward to seeing you
at the mine soon! If you have questions
please don't hesitate to send me a
message using the Contact link above. I
will respond back to you ASAP. Thanks for
looking, and I hope to see you soon.  

Chris Painter
The Crystal Empire/The Hogg Mine

April 27th, 28th, and 29th The Hogg Crew will be at the
Graves Mountain Dig and Rock Swap!! We will be
digging and supporting one of the greatest mines in the
world that is only open 2 times per year. Please come
Join us for a weekend of digging at this great site!!
                                                      How it Works

Just show up at the meeting place on the date of the Scheduled dig and we will get you signed
in. We will caravan to the mine at 9 AM Sharp. If you miss the 9AM time just send me a
message using the contact link above and I will come back for you as soon as I have the other
guests digging. We will also have lunch plates. Hamburgers (1) or Hotdogs (2) with chips,
Cookies, and Drinks for $8.

We meet inside the McDonalds. Park on the Drive through window side of the McDonalds, when
you walk in the door look to the right. We will be in the corner with release forms.

We will begin the dig with a breif safety talk and a tour of the mine. I will show you what to look
for and where to dig along the way. If you have already visited the mine and heard the safety
speech you can just head to your spot and start digging.

The Scheduled events are a Fee Dig. Adults $35 Kids 16 and under dig for free. Please click
the tabs above to navigate through the site. The FAQS link will tell you what you need to bring
and all the info you may need. If you have questions please  send me a message from the
Contact link above.