This weekend, the West Coast Gem & Mineral Show, May 17 - 19, 2013. This is the largest and best West Coast Show. It is being held at the Holiday Inn - Orange County Airport. 2726 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705. More than 80 dealers from around the world. I will be in room 135 for this show. I will have more new specimens and cut stones. So please stop by even just to say hello.
If you would like more information about this show or need hours or directions, please email me.
Capistrano Mining Company offers everyone the opportunity to enjoy the excitement of mining for precious gemstones and specimens from the comfort of your own home.
We provide rockhounds, future rockhounds and treasure hunters, mine run gravel from the Sapphire mines of Montana, Benitoite mine run ore gravel and specimens from the one and only Benitoite Gem Mine in San Benito County California, and Tourmaline mine run ore gravel from the world famous Tourmaline district of San Diego County, California.
We also supply jewelers, designers and the lapidary trade, gemstone rough, specimens and faceted gemstones for beautiful jewelry designs.
In these hard economic times, we bring the ability to mine for these rare gems and specimens, right to your home! No gimmicks, no tricks, no "High-grading", just gravel direct from the mines for you to search. A true treasure hunt for all to enjoy. If you cannot get to the mines to dig, then our packages are the next best thing! We have hundreds of extremely satisfied customers from all over the globe each year.
Capistrano Mining Company is now on Facebook,
Capistrano Mining is now on Youtube.
Come see videos of some amazing mineral specimens.
The California State Gem Mine, in Coalinga, California
is offering Benitoite Screening every Saturday & Sunday.
For more information, go to the official website of the Benitoite Gem Mine, www.calstategemmine.com/
For recent updates on the Benitoite Mine, or for information about Day / Overnight mine trips, click here.
Capistrano Mining Company is an online store. I do not have a traditional brick and mortar store but do also sell at gem and mineral shows in California and Arizona. I do mine and rockhound to bring new great items for sale, but do not have a place for the public to mine, but if you would like to find places to actually dig for your own gems and minerals while in California, please look at our "Links" page.
In addition our mine run gravel packages, we carry benitoite, sapphire and tourmaline specimens from famous American locales. Although our primary focus is on minerals from the United States, we do also carry some mineral specimens, gemstone rough and cut stones from around the world. We have beautiful loose faceted gemstones ready to be set in jewelry. Over 95% of our Benitoite, Tourmaline and Montana Sapphire are self collected specimens and facet rough. We carry home mining supplies to help you discover your own beautiful treasure. For that hard to buy for rockhound in your life, we have many unique mineral related gifts for sale on our Mining Theme Gifts page. Our ever expanding Kids Corner has many great items for young rockhounds.
Only about 10% of what we have in stock is listed on this website. If you do not see what you are looking for, please send us an email. You can also check out our auctions on Ebay , Our ID. is capistranomining. CHECK OUT OUR EBAY FEEDBACK, we stand behind all that we sell!
International buyers, please email us for a shipping price quote before placing your order. Please see our International Shipping information on our FAQ page. Thank you.
So please come browse around the website with my old friend, Cappy the Miner, and enjoy your visit to Capistrano Mining Company!