California Tourmaline in Fallbrook & Carlsbad


Location: Fallbrook (53 Miles / 55 Minutes Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 10AM – 5PM (Closed Sundays)

Features: San Diego Tourmaline and Other Gems for Sale

San Diego Tourmaline Highlights: The Pala area of San Diego County is famous for it pink tourmaline gem stone deposits. Pala International was a major player in the mining of tourmaline starting in 1969. One of its magnificent finds was the Candelabra Tourmaline, which was put on display at the Smithsonian Institution.

Today, the owner of Pala International continues to sell tourmaline mined in San Diego at its flagship store in Fallbrook. The gem store is a popular spot for those wanting to learn more about the famous Pala Tourmaline mined in San Diego. Visitors will find a small re-created mine tunnel and gem pocket to give them an idea of what it is like in the mines. Learn more by visiting The Collector web site.

If you are someone who likes to get their hands dirty, you can take a tour of a local tourmaline mine or sift through dirt in search of gems brought out from active mines. Just select the ‘Pan for Gold & Gems’ theme below for your options here in San Diego.

Visitors to the Fallbrook location may also find an interest in visiting the quaint village of Fallbrook and the Gem and Mineral Museum, which is just three miles west of The Collector. Those who like wildlife or artwork should take a moment to visit the studio of famed wildlife artist Gamini Ratnavira, who shares the parking lot with The Collector.

Information on Visiting ‘The Collector’ in Fallbrook

Directions from Google Maps to 912 South Live Oak Park Rd in Fallbrook, CA 92028.

Traffic – Traffic heading towards the store should be relatively light during their normal store hours. Also note this is a very scenic drive with lush landscape and dense forest draped around the winding roads.

Transit – There is no transit service to the Fallbrook location.

Find More Attractions with Similar Themes or Location: Gems / Jewelry, North County Coastal, North County Inland, Pan for Gold & Gems |

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