Gem and Mineral Shop in Cleveland, Georgia.

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While in Northern Georgia, visiting places like the Dahlonega Gold Museum, we drove by a gem and mineral shop called Rocks, Relics, and Beads (5419 U.S. 129, Cleveland, GA 30528). Thank you Lord it was open!
This gem and mineral shop is run by a very informative, gregarious veteran of the US Military who is also a rockhound. In the back of the shop we spied his lapidary saws and wheels.
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Dahlonega Gold Rush Museum Review

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Where was the first Gold Rush? California? If asked that question during your local pub trivia, the answer is Dahlonega. The Dahlonega Gold Rush was the first American Gold Rush. I learned this, and the geology of Georgia that produces gold alongside veins of quartz at the Dahlonega Gold Rush Museum.
We had one hour before the museum was closing and the gentleman who greeted us very generously made sure we learned and saw it all during that hour.
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Antiques Roadshow Tips and Tricks

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Antiques Roadshow comes to New York City, and the rockhounds from American Geode had to be there. ¬†We had volunteered weeks in advance from our PBS Channel 13’s homepage. We did not know what our jobs were going to be, or what the day would entail.

We did learn one Antiques Roadshow tip straight away. No stamps, no coins,,,,and no fossils! Alas no fossils, but as most rockhounds are also collecting aficianados, and we also deal in antiques, antiquities, and folk art, we were able to conjure up some items for appraisal. More on that later…

Now when you go to Antiques Roadshow, we strongly suggest you follow this advice:
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