Wayno of B & B Bait in Blythe, California sent these photos from from his trip to Gonzaga Bay. On the next page see details on the turquoise mine from a 1970 guidebook and two 1975 photos.

Turquoise Mine Pools, located about 3 miles west of the road between Gonzaga and Coco’s Corner.

Green pools of water are along the trail to the turquoise mine. More on the mine on next page…

Gonzaga Bay’s new residents!

………………The eels usually avoid humans… I hope!


Normally below the sea, low tide has exposed this fellow. See more Baja adventure photos at http://vivabaja.com/

Map in Cliff Cross’ Baja Guide from 1970 shows the pools and mine trail.

Page on the the turquoise mine in the Cliff Cross book.

Turquoise Mine in 1975. Photo by David K of Mike Clancy collecting turquoise.

View from mine, southeast towards the pools. Photo by David K in 1975.
Photos of a 2002 visit to the pools at https://VivaBaja.com/1102/