Panoramic view of Opal Hill Fire Agate Mine
with Nancy Hill holding an amethyst flower (inset). Site photo:


Chuckwalla Springs is a great family excursion.


Chuckwalla Springs is known for its agates and saginite.


Inside the mine at Pala Chief, with Anne and company outfitted to explore (inset).


The Pala Chief Mine is perched high in the hills of North San Diego County,
where the view is breathtaking.


Tables, sieves and all necessary equipment are set up
to facilitate sorting and sifting at the Pala Chief Mine.