Who can guess what this crystal is?
There’s a bunch in the ground at The Pala Chief!
Here are some more photos from the latest digs!
Let’s find ’em- 1/10 and 1/24 www.palachiefmine.com
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.
This dig held only twice a month from October to June is best described as a free style bring your own tools and dig your own way ,collecting ranges from walking around to attacking the pegmatites themselves ,with heavy tools, reservations are required 48 hrs or better is best, the whole side of chief mountain is the collecting area with 100 year old dumps that contain tourmaline, kunzite, morganite ,aquamarine , quartz, garnets,both loose and on matrix , lots of uphill walking on this one 12 years of age and up are suggested , if this doesn’t sound right for you ? Sigh up for the oceanview mine dig all ages tools provided year round 3 days a week
Thanks to Ron Schmidtling for the photo!
ANSWER: Aquamarine 🙂