The area in the hills of North San Diego County is home to several mines, where modern-day “prospectors” hunt for pink tourmalines (and other colors), lilac-violet kunzites, peachy-pink morganites and many more brilliant beauties. Guests can dig in at either Oceanview Mine or Pala Chief Mine, open Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. All tools are provided at the Oceanview Mine, which is suitable for all ages, while the Pala Chief Mine offers a more rugged, bring-your-own materials experience. Also consider a weekend stay at The Miner’s Inn, an on-site cabin featuring spectacular views of the Pala Valley and nearby Tourmaline Queen Mountain. Reserve online at digforgems.com and see why this adventure rocks!