Places to Go, People to See: Moorefield Gem Mine

Places to Go: Moorefield Gem Mine, Amelia, VA

I’d like to start sharing good field trips, especially those around science topics.

To start us off, Kathryn Bremner shared this:

I wanted to send you information about the Moorefield Gem Mine in Amelia, Virginia. The link to the website is  It is a GREAT place to find a variety of minerals and a perfect coordinating activity with the mineral study in Science 2.  I’m also including two pictures from our trip.  The Drew loved digging in the dirt, but perhaps his favorite was actually playing in the mud!  Boys will be boys!

Have a wonderful week,


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