The Pala Chief Mine


Address: 37304 Magee Rd, Pala, San Diego, California, United States |
Opening Hours: 7:30AM(SHARP) –Dig Ends 4 Hours after Start. Some Sundays Only (Check Calendar).
Finds: Tourmalines, kunzites, morganites and more. | Fees: See booking Calendar for current rates!
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 ? Please Sign up for the oceanview mine dig all ages tools provided year round 3 days a week.

Book your day at the Pala Chief Mine. Select date from Calendar and select the number of people: See booking Calendar for current rates!

Pala Chief Mine Booking Calendar.

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