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Greetings CA fossil fans!  

 

At the height of summer heat, I will be visiting Temecula CA for several days.  Of course no one wants to give up their secret location for diamond inlaid nautiluses, but can you suggest must-see exposures to get an appreciation for that part of the country?  Fossil or mineral collecting is a bonus but not a requirement! 

 

How about reading material for roadside wonder?

 

Thanks for any tips.

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Steve, can't say I have ever heard of any fossils coming from the Temecula area. 

Further west in coastal areas perhaps.

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I do not know about fossil sites, but there are world class gemstone mines nearby in Pala with tourmaline, kunzite, lepidolite, morganite and garnets. Collecting trips are available: http://digforgems.com/oceanview-mine/

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4 hours ago, SteveE said:

diamond inlaid nautiluses

 

I want a few of these!!!! 

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On 3/28/2019 at 7:09 AM, SteveE said:

Greetings CA fossil fans!  

 

At the height of summer heat, I will be visiting Temecula CA for several days.  Of course no one wants to give up their secret location for diamond inlaid nautiluses, but can you suggest must-see exposures to get an appreciation for that part of the country?  Fossil or mineral collecting is a bonus but not a requirement! 

 

How about reading material for roadside wonder?

 

Thanks for any tips.

 

You could contact the Southern California Paleontological Society.  Join the club and your visit might be in time for one of their field trips.

 

https://socalpaleosociety.wordpress.com/

 

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