Episode 4: Southern California
San Diego’s rich gem history is all but forgotten, but you’ll see signs of its rock star past on every street corner. Join Thomas as he kayaks the waves of La Jolla Cave and explores the birth place of kunzite. After a quick visit to the Gemalogical Institute of America, it’s off to the Oceanview Mine – tourmalines, kunzites, morganites, and more – where you’ll get a unique view of the only actively working underground mine in the world famous Pala Gem mining district, world-renowned for blue cap and fashionable pink tourmalines. Then you’ll be dazzled by the spectacular private collection of one of the country’s best known mineral collectors and his minerals of southern California.
Minerals featured: tourmaline, kunzite.