This summary is just a taste of what you can see at the Oceanview mine near Temecula, California. For a reasonable entrance fee, you can enjoy hunting for gemstones at one of the last active gemstone mines near Temecula. You can find Tourmaline (pink, green, watermelon), Aquamarine, Citrine, Morganite, Schorl, Smokey Quartz and others I cannot remember. Oh, don’t forget Kunzite, perhaps the most valuable of these gems.
For an insight into the area, classifying material (screening), washing, and searching for gemstones you should read this article: http://john000.hubpages.com/hub/Pink-Tourmaline-Gemstone-Mining-The-Pala-Mining-District-CA.
In addition to having a vacation in Southern California and its beauty, you will also spend no less than 4 hours under the direction of experienced miners learning about the local gemstones, how to work the tailings to get them, and the result which will definitely be some nice stones to take home.
There are plenty of nice hotels and motels in the Temecula area. If you are a person who enjoys physical activity and an educational experience while having a wonderful vacation, this spot at Oceanview Mine, Pala Mining District, San Diego County, CA should not be missed.