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Rose Quartz Mine. Carney Valley, Ramona, California. 23 May 2010.

Cheryl and I were participating in a San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy sponsored hike, led by Leslie Woollenweber, to the Rose Quartz Mine in the Carney Valley.
The owner of the mine (in shorts near the backhoe bucket) met with us and explained the mine and the surrounding area. The green unit to the right is a 1,600 cfm air compressor, a backhoe is between the air compressor and the excavator. The pneumatic hammer used on the excavator is adjacent to the air compressor. The Rose Quartz Mine is quite old. It has been mined for quartz, tournaline, and occasionally gems.
There were lots of wild flowers in bloom today.

Rose Quarts MineCarney ValleyRamonaCalifornai23 May 2010.20100523rosequartzmine