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Oceanview Mines

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Fun bit of afternoon gem mining

The Oceanview mine is a fun place to visit to try your hand at gem mining. They've got the screens... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2016
San Diego, California
Gems and Minerals

This is a mine that opens an area so you can dig through mine material. They provide a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2016
Cheryl P
Livermore, California, United States
via mobile
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37304 Magee Rd, Pala, CA 92059
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

Been here several times. The people are friendly and very helpful. You can go solo, couples or families. Can't wait to bring my grandchildren out from the east to give this a shot.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Judith T
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Our 12 year old grandson came for a visit and in researching things to do with him, I found Oceanview Mines! It may seem a little pricey, but it was worth it. Doing the mining thing was the highlight of his stay with us! This...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jana W
Reviewed 10 April 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank edq88222
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

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank Dede W
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

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank R9833IHsusand
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

Date of experience: January 2017
10  Thank BendSanta
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

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Justin760
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

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Poni A
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

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Geoeater
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

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Cheryl P
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Cynthia G
3 October 2018|
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Response from Jana W | Reviewed this property |
Lots of different colors of tourmaline. My grandson got a crystal that was a good size. Go to their website and it should let you know.