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Himalaya Mine Tourmaline Crystals

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Open Year Round
Thursday - Sunday, 10am to 3pm
Reservations are not necessary.

Monday digs available by reservation only, please call 775-225-4245, , or 775-772-7724.

The Himalaya Tourmaline Mine is located near Santa Ysabel, CA at Lake Henshaw in the beautiful Mesa Grande.  We offer a fun gem and crystal dig to the public.  Visit our dig at Lake Henshaw Resort (map)  where you will dig and screen  through ore  from the world famous Himalaya Mine.   Many minerals can be found including pink and green tourmaline, black tourmaline, quartz crystals, spessertine garnet, lepidolite, clevelandite, and a variety of others.  Keep all you find. 

Where are we located?  Lake Henshaw 26439 Hwy 76, Santa Ysabel, CA  92070 Click there for a map!

When are we open?  Open Thursday through Sunday 10am - 3pm.  Reservations are not necessary. 
Also, Mondays by reservation available by calling Denise  775-225-4245.

Cost:  Adult Dig $75, youth 13 years old to 15 years old half price ($37.50), children 12 years old and under are free with paying adult.  Additional children $20.

Discounts:  Senior and active military rate $60.  Rain day $10 off if it rains more than 75% of the day. 

Adult Group Rates:  Groups 20+ $50 per person, 10+ people $5 off

Children Group Rates:  $20 per child, 12 and under

What to Bring:  Sun hat or rain gear, muddy shoes, maybe some rubber gloves, tooth brush, baggie for your crystals and a small bucket, or bin, for specimens.  Tissue paper for wrapping your crystals and specimens.

Accommodations:  Lake Henshaw Resort Cabins, RV parking, and camping.  Call 760-782-3501.  Also in Julian (25 miles away) there are several hotels including the historic Gold Rush Hotel.  And, there’s a casino, Rincon, I believe it is called. 


Girl screens tourmaline

A little more information:  There are toilets nearby the digging location.  Picknic tables are available and there are some huge oak trees to sit under.  We also have a display of our crystals and offer some stones for sell.  If it is very rainy, check road conditions to find the best route.   Also, the Henshaw Grill is serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  And, there is a general store for snacks and goodies.  Lake Henshaw offers fishing, boat rentals, camping, and hiking for the nature lover.  The Pacific Crest trail is 8 miles away at Warner Springs.  Mount Palomar is right here, too, making for a very scenic and elevated drive!  We will see you here!

Click here for a MAP!!!!!

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High Grade Tourmaline Ore Available by mail!
$100 per bucket plus $35 shipping
Chris Rose        (775) 772-7724
Jessica Schenk   (775) 830-5797
Denise Olsen    (775) 225-4245



Tourmaline Mining

Himalaya Mine
c/o/ Lake Henshaw Resort
26439 Hwy 76
Santa Ysabel, CA  92070
info @ high desert gems and minerals . com

Chris Rose        (775) 772-7724
Jessica Schenk   (775) 830-5797
Denise Olsen    (775) 225-4245


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