The Himalaya Tourmaline Mine is located near Santa Ysabel, CA at Lake Henshaw in the beautiful Mesa Grande. We offer a fun gem and crystal dig to the public. Visit our dig at Lake Henshaw Resort where you will dig and screen through ore from the world famous Himalaya Mine.
There are several gem-grade tourmaline mines in San Diego County, but the Himalaya Mine is the most prominent tourmaline mine in the world! Opened in 1898, the Himalaya Tourmaline Mine is known for producing tons of beautiful gem quality green and pink tourmalines.
Features: Mine for Tourmaline from one of the most famous Tourmaline Mines of the 20th century. Himalaya Mine Highlights: One of the world’s richest deposits of green and pink tourmaline, sometimes called watermelon tourmaline, is found in San Diego County.
Welcome Welcome to the Pala Chief Mine! Located in beautiful Pala, California the Pala Chief is one of the oldest gem mines in San Diego County, and is one of the only historic mines still being actively worked in the hunt for American gemstones.
San Diego Tourmaline Mine in San Diego, reviews by real people. Yelp is a fun and easy way to find, recommend and talk about what’s great and not so great in San Diego and beyond.
22-12-2019· Almost all of the tourmaline produced in California is from pegmatite deposits in Riverside and San Diego Counties. Mines in this area have produced more gem-quality tourmaline and mineral specimens than any other deposits in the northern hemisphere.  California tourmalines occur in
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Tourmaline from (Himalaya Mine), Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, Pink and Green. It weighs 54 grams, and is 2 1/4" tall and 3/4" across at its base.This piece was mined in 2013 and has been repaired, a very good repair. The Himalaya mine was first discovered in 1898, and produced gem and specimen grade tourmaline .
Tourmaline of San Diego County, California. Tourmaline is common, but not in gem quality. Tom Kapitany and Hank Ebes visit this historic group of mines. Erik Cordova was kind enough to take Hank and I to visit his tourmaline mines in San Diego region of Southern California,first the Carmelita mine and then the Tourmaline King mine . Tom and Hank
Investigations of the Tourmaline Queen mine by the San Diego Mining Company consisted of surface reconnaissance and underground inspection of the old mine workings which occurred between October and December of 1998.
18-12-2017· The Pala Chief Mine, San Diego County, California The deposits here were discovered in May 1903, and the mine produced large amounts of tourmaline. It was also the primary discovery site of the purple gem variety of spodumene known as kunzite, and the first true source of gem-quality kunzite.
3-9-2011· Our family took a trip out to the Himalaya Tourmaline Mine in San Diego County, California, to screen tailings (mine no longer open to the public). Back in the early 1900's tons of tourmaline was ship.
Tourmaline King Mine is a mine in San Diego County and has an elevation of 1654 feet. Tourmaline King Mine is situated north of Pala.
10/17/2019 Tourmaline King mine, Pala, San Diego County, California, USA. Back to work extending the bypass drift in the Wilke adit. This drift crosscuts and parallels the historic main haulageway, in order to bypass a collapsed area at the back of the mine, where a shear zone was encountered which caused a massive collapse of the roof and
12-2-2018· Himalaya Mine, Santa Ysabel: Address, Himalaya Mine Reviews: 3.5/5. San Diego, California. Read all 25 reviews . All photos (27) Full view. “hard work” (2 reviews) About. This privately owned mine extracts valuable pink tourmaline from underneath the desert floor. Contact. 26439 Highway 76, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070-9663
26-12-2019· San Diego County's famed tourmaline mines include the Tourmaline Queen, Tourmaline King, Stewart, Pala Chief, and Himalaya. The miners became so dependent on Chinese trade that when the Chinese government collapsed in 1912, the US tourmaline trade also collapsed. The Himalaya mine stopped producing large volumes of gemstones.
The Himalaya Mine is yet another known gemstone mine in San Diego County, at Lake Henshaw in the vicinity of San Ysabel. The mine boasts of great history of having had produced more tourmaline than any other mine almost a century ago. Even now, the mine is reported to produce attractive pink, green, as well as black tourmaline.
15-3-2012· One of the most fun day trip activities I've ever done in San Diego County is at the Himalaya Tourmaline Mine Dig located about 20 miles east of Pala at the Lake Henshaw Resort. For $75 you get to mine for sparkly gems from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All tools are included, just show up with clothes than can
Welcome Visit the Oceanview Mine for a chance to find your own gems—tourmalines, kunzites, morganites and more! Your visit allows you a unique view of the only actively working underground mine in the world famous Pala Gem mining district.
We went to the Himalayan mine 4/18/08 and we were very disappointed, as was everyone else that I talked to. We paid $75.00 for five hours and directed to a pile of dirt (supposed tailings) laden with heavy rocks and laced with very few tourmaline and nothing gem quality.
Blue Lady Mine (Blue Tourmaline claim; Blue Bell deposit; Blue Bell mine; Exposition claim; Panama claim; San Diego claim; San Diego group), Chihuahua Valley, Warner Springs Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA : Whoe'er she be, That not impossible She, That shall command my heart and me. -Crashaw, Wishes to His (Supposed
California-San Diego Co. Many of the world's greatest tourmalines have been discovered in California's San Diego County. Himalaya Mine, Elizabeth R. Mine, Pala Chief Mine, and Tourmaline Queen Mine are only some of the famous mining localities that have been prized for the mineral deposits found.
Welcome to Miner’s Gems and Minerals Website! We have gemstones and minerals from San Diego and from worldwide locations! Here is a brief list of our selection: San Diego Tourmaline from the Himalaya Mine and the Stewart Mine. Other San Diego gems such as Kunzite, Lepidolite and Black Jade.
Above all else, the credit must go to the Tourmaline Queen herself. The Tourmaline Queen Mine located in Pala, San Diego County, California, has always inspired mineral collectors, high graders and geologists. It was originally claimed by Frank Salmons and Associates in March, 1903. Exploratory work yielded some 80 pounds of gem tourmaline.
5-7-2014· Northern San Diego County stretching from the Lake Henshaw area to Pala, has been famous for a long time for its tourmaline and later, other gems. Back in the early 1900s pink tourmaline was in high demand, when it and other stones were exported
Among the gems are tourmaline (pink, green, watermelon), aquamarine, citrine, morganite, schorl, and more I don't know the names of. In addition to producing these fine gems, the Oceanview Mine Pala Mining District, San Diego County, CA, allows visitors the opportunity of
NA265 Tourmaline $ 3500 SOLD Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California cabinet 9.5 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm (click on an image to enlarge) Large double terminated, multi-colored Tourmaline crystal. The colors grade back and forth between various shades of pink and green good translucency and vibrant colors.
San Diego’s mining history is as rich and deep as the mines themselves. The unique geological make-up of southern California has produced some of the most beautiful gems and minerals in the world: tourmaline, kunzite, morganite, topaz, garnet, gold, and more.
Tourmaline Queen Mine is a mine in San Diego County and has an elevation of 1519 feet. Tourmaline Queen Mine is situated north of Pala.