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Field CollectingAmethyst mine in San Bernardino Ca

18th Aug 2019 00:09 BSTZette Leader

I’m trying to contact The Purple Heart Mines in San Bernardino. I’m told they sell a personal scoop for $1000. Anyone know how I can find this. Thx in advance

20th Aug 2019 01:05 BSTIan Nicastro

The Purple Heart is a mining claim owned by Dana Gochenour (it used to be owned by Chris Rose, who owns the famous Himalaya Mine and Spectrum Sunstone Mine), I've never heard of Dana offering bags of pocket material for folks to go through at home (assuming that's what you mean by a personal scoop). I did hear recently that Chris Rose was in discussions with Dana to join him at the Purple Heart, and I would expect Chris to offer bags if that was the case... but the current paperwork for the claim still just shows Dana on the forms. I also don't see the Purple Heart listed on Chris' Website: I'd probably reach out to Chris via his website and ask if he offers bags. Dana tends to be rather elusive, other than when he is vending at HTCC in Tucson or at the West Coast Gem & Mineral Show. Are you perhaps thinking of the claim on Petersen Mountain much further north that has a $1000 fee dig?  
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