Geology dig slated at Rankin Museum


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Contributed photo One hundred kids will have the opportunity to dig for gems at the Rankin Museum of American Heritage later this month.


ELLERBE — The Rankin Museum of American Heritage museum is having a geology dig on Saturday, July 30.

The event will be first come first served with museum workers signing up 100 students from preschool up to 16. Admission is free. The time slots are at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Students will make a rock collection while traveling through three workshops about earth history, rock classifications and mineral and gems, according to museum curator Gail Benson.

After the workshops, students will go outside and dig for colorful gem stones.

The dig is sponsored by the Rockingham Rotary Club and Richmond County Farm Bureau.

Contributed photo One hundred kids will have the opportunity to dig for gems at the Rankin Museum of American Heritage later this month.
http://yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_rankindig.jpgContributed photo One hundred kids will have the opportunity to dig for gems at the Rankin Museum of American Heritage later this month.

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