San Diego County Tourmaline
June 2001 by Frank Lorey IIISan Diego County, California, has long been considered the finest source of pink tourmaline in the world. The Pala, Mesa Grande, Rincon, and Ramona districts in the northern portion of the county have produced tourmaline, kunzite, and other gems in great quantities, much of it jewelry and museum-quality specimens.
After burning more than 350 square miles, the Carr Fire near Redding, California, was finally out. Luckily our home was spared, and I had the opportunity to go metal detecting in burned areas previously too overgrown to access.
Many new detector operators and even some experienced ones don’t pay enough attention to keeping their detectors in proper balance. The result is false targets as well as incessant chirping and chatter.
The historical AJ mine, located east of Juneau, Alaska, was considered the largest gold mine in the state at one time. Joe Juneau and Richard Harris struck gold there in 1880, and it has been more recently known as a tourist destination.
Out of the frying pan and into the fridge! I just returned from the trip of a lifetime—Ganes Creek, Alaska. It all started back in November of last year when Steve Herschbach announced the Clark/Weize Mining Company was going to offer up...
While the bullion value of the nugget is already substantial, the size and rarity of the Ausrox Nugget combine to make its worth invaluable in the collector market.
It’s been seven years since Forrest Fenn announced the existence of the buried treasure, said to be worth nearly $2 million. It has prompted thousands to comb areas of New Mexico, Yellowstone National Park and elsewhere.
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