While just a small part of the American West, The Mojave Desert and Owens Valley comprise one of the most diverse geological regions in the world. While Lapis from Afghanistan and Malachite from the Congo are exquisite, so is much of what is waiting to be found in our own backyard. At All Picked Up you get stones with stories, as the hunt for gems is always colored with history, people, varied terrain, and memorable localities. There's never a dull moment on a well-planned rockhounding excursion.
From October to May, we offer educational trips to some of the more accessible and well-known rockhounding sites in Southern California. You'll have a great time learning from Ryan about the geology of the locality, the minerals available, and how to get right to finding the best of what the site has to offer. Just give us a call at 760-660-6677 to discuss the details. Pricing varies based on mileage, size of group (minimum 2), and number of days.