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Address: 35940 Magee Rd, Pala, CA 92059
Phone Number: 760-742-1356
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Blue Shepard is the best!

Gems of Pala is one of the most friendly places. They take the time with each person and share their love of minerals and mining. Blue is one of the best story tellers of our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
camines4me
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Carlsbad, California
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Carlsbad, California
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Gems of Pala is one of the most friendly places. They take the time with each person and share their love of minerals and mining. Blue is one of the best story tellers of our time. He is able to take a subject that is completely boring and make it some thing that everyone wants to know about. He is... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff and a chance to find neat gems. In all reality you likely won't find anything amazing, but lots of small neat pieces to be found. Since it's a bit cooler in these foothills the sun does not feel very hot but wear sunscreen. I'd recommend taking your material with you and going through it at home to be... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We took 6 hunters to Gems of Pala, 4 adults and 2 children. For some of us it was our 3rd trip. We enjoy the surroundings as they are rustic and could remind one of a mining site. One must realize that finding jems is pure luck, so you must have that in mind when you go there. Once we... More 

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1 Thank Richard K
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

WE went to Styllistics concert a week ago. Really nice big venue we are so close to the stage. Everyone having a great time nice concert.

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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The location of this property is important as well as the staff. Comparing it to Pechanga it beats it by 1000%. The security staff at Pechanga is very very antagonistic and treats its hispanic patrons very disrespectfully.

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Julian
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Pala was made famous in the early part of the 20th century by the high quality tourmaline from the mine on the hill. One of the best places to buy a piece of rough tourmaline in the area.

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Temecula, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

wish that they had more about the mines and atrip into there mine.the stones that they have in there shop where outstanding and most from there mine.

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