Recently, Alyssa visited the California Blue mine in San Bernardino County, California. This is relatively new discovery of a pegmatite practically in our backyard! Mine owner Dave and partners have been working the mine for a few years. So far they have found some nice gemmy aquamarines, water clear topaz and nice smoky quartz specimens!
This is one of the nicer aquamarines to come out recently, photo courtesy of Jeff Scovil
This is Dave, the mine owner, hard at work. Trying to get a few more hours in before the rain hits!
Here's Rick again with a big interesting feldspar crystal, thanks Dave and Rick for the great tour, happy digging!