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Cat at the Rose Quartz Mine. Carney Valley, Ramona, California. 23 May 2010.
The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy organized this hike to the Rose Quartz mine in Carney Valley. The hike, which was led by Leslie Woollenweber, was spectacular. There were wildflowers everywhere.
This image was photographed at the mine, which is an 'open pit', or 'quarry', type of mine. Primarily mined here was quartz and tourmaline. Garnets have been found at times. The owner was at the mine. He took time to speak with us and to teach us about the area. Notice all of the wildflowers in bloom.

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