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Oceanview Mines

37304 Magee Rd, Pala, CA 92059
+1 760-415-9143
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Nice fee dig for new rock hounds - convenient and educational

Be prepared to work hard if you want to find anything. The more dirt is screened and inspected... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
edq88222
,
Fountain Valley, California
Interesting, but don't expect to find much

My husband and I went out on a whim and while fun, don't expect to find gemstones. Oh sure you may... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
Dede W
,
Anaheim, California
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good17%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
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“rock hounding” (2 reviews)
“material” (7 reviews)
“gems” (6 reviews)
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37304 Magee Rd, Pala, CA 92059
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+1 760-415-9143
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be prepared to work hard if you want to find anything. The more dirt is screened and inspected, the greater the chances of finding something worthwhile. There will be the occasional find of something quite valuable, but the odds are, it won't be you. However,...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

My husband and I went out on a whim and while fun, don't expect to find gemstones. Oh sure you may come away with one or two gemstones of little worth, three if you're very lucky. However the pile has been picked through (admitted by...More

1  Thank Dede W
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Went here for my first rock hound experience with my cousin who knows her minerals and gems. The staff shows you how to dig a bucket full of rocks and how to sift thru to do the micro work of rock hounding. Staff was friendly...More

2  Thank Susan D
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

You are lured by the promises of gems from the earth that will magically appear as you screen the tailings (discarded by-products of the mining process which often contain overlooked gems) from the mine. In the introduction talk good sized and nice quality specimens are...More

7  Thank BendSanta
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

I they made it so fun over here for my family and I I was impressed about all the knowledge they had known and all the background behind to the mines my kids had a great time and the people that work there made it...More

1  Thank Justin760
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

I have recently become fascinated with rock hounding and gem mining after being surrounded all my life by these Beautiies. I am exploring several of the mines that are very near to me and finding the unique aspects to each. My favorite of all is...More

Thank Poni A
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

The Oceanview mine is a fun place to visit to try your hand at gem mining. They've got the screens and washes for you and you dig buckets out of a big pile of dirt and wash it for gemstones. I got a nice baggie...More

1  Thank Geoeater
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Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

This is a mine that opens an area so you can dig through mine material. They provide a wonderful ride to the top of the mountain to see several of the historical and active mines. This is a closely monitored activity, but the staff is...More

1  Thank Cheryl P
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Reviewed 13 December 2015

To me, this is a real-life digging for buried treasure experience. As for other commenters who claim the pile is "salted," disregard that; having gotten the opportunity to tour the mine (something government regulations prohibit for the public, unfortunately), I was able to learn the...More

3  Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

Our family of 4 had the most fun digging through buckets of dirt for sweet glimmering stones. Oct 10th was actually a very hot day but the great breeze on top of the mountain kept us from getting exhausted as well as a pop up...More

1  Thank 4forRhonda
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