Pala, CA

  • Phone:  760-415-9143
  • Web site
  • Length of Vacation: Day tour
  • Cost: $75/Adult, $60/Children (family package available)
  • Type of Prospecting: Tourmaline, Morgainte, Pegmatite (Gem Screening)
  • Equipment: See website for what to bring
  • Instruction: Provide
  • Lodging: Several locations nearby, see web site
  • Meals: Bring your own

From their web site: Like the Stewart Mine, world famous for its diverse and unique geology,you find much the same here at the Oceanview. It is also famous for its diversity of minerals including a pure pink tourmaline (rubellite) , green tourmaline (verdelite), indicolite tourmaline, montmorillonite, quartz, goshenite, morganite, kunzite, purpurite, lepidolite, albite, bismuthinite, digenite, zircon, amblygonite, cookeite, lithiophyllite, triplite, vivianite, spessartite, wardite, apatite, columbite, tantalite, bismutite, clevelandite and many other minerals. Of particular note are the bicolor tourmaline specimens which are overshadowed by the fabulous pink specimens from this mine. Check with the shop as specimens of pink tourmaline and other pegmatite minerals are available as facet rough and specimens on occassion.