VAGABOND MINING

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GEM MINING
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Above:  A beautiful little aquamarine and quartz crystal with an amazing phantom found in the same pocket.   They were found recently in Pala, Ca.

I have been gem mining in Southern California for several years. I have found many tourmaline pockets digging by hand.  The tourmaline ranges from small pencils to large crystals, with many different colors. 

I have also been involved with mining several large aquamarine and quartz pockets in the Pala district.



Several large quartz crystals and an aquamarine crystal from Pala, CA
Above: Several large aquamarines from Pala, CA  and a large quartz crystal.

I mine in several random locations throughout the West including: variscite and turquoise in Nevada, quartz  in California, high grade lepidolite in southern California, and  agate and jasper in Arizona and Nevada.

Vagabond mining is a gem, crystal, and jewelry sales company that mines at several locations throughout the west, and has mined for several different gems and crystals.  I contract through gem mining companies to do a variety of tasks including mining, mechanics, mine management, heavy machinery operation, mine development, and consultation and exploration.

I travel to several gem and mineral shows throughout California, Arizona, and Oregon.
I also sell all types of gems and minerals.  My main focus is AMERICAN gemstones but I have a variety of gems from all over the world including aquamarine, tourmaline, sunstone, opal, moldavite, variscite, amathyst, quartz, chalcedony, ruby, saphire, and much more.

I have recently learned to facet gemstones, and I have started doing basic cutting for other people.  I am still a novice so I do not work with high grade material, yet, but I can do basic cuts.





I have spent a lot of time mining Gem Labradorite in Southern Oregon.  Gem Labradorite also known as Oregon Sunstone comes in many colors including: clear, schiller,  pink , orange, green, red, and  the super rare blue.

Below:  Red, blue, and green Labradorite rough and finished jewelry from the Plush, OR area







Above: A few lbs. of some beautiful lepidolite from southern California.


I have been mining some high grade lepidolite in southern California.  It makes great cabs and carvings.
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