I remember it was about twenty years ago, I was living in a place called Tucalota Springs, out in the country out of Hemet Cal. I had dirt bikes at the time and there was a girl who used to come over all the time and hang out. She was more into horses and all, and really no love interest, just friends. She was sort of an old hippie type, and used to do alot of rummage sales and thrift shops, that kind of thing. One time she came over after having went into Hemet to a thrift shop and having bought a book of casettes, you know the kind, a sort of book that held the casettes. Well she bought them with the intention of erasing them and re-using them. But it was a boring morning and we decided to see what was on them. They evidently were someones recordings of treasure seeker meetings, because they were all treasure oriented, or old mines and such. One that I remember told of a place at state line the 15 interstate that goes from San Bernardino to Las Vegas. Well on this tape, and it sounded like a solo guy rather than a meeting club, well this guy was describing how he and a couple friends had went out to state line or searchlight and how when you got there, there was a road leading right, or I'd guess it would be southeast..?? anyway this road was supposed to be about a quarter mile long heading away from the freeway this searchlight tower and then either crossed a dirt road or else it turned left at the crossroad, and that it parralelled the freeway veering slightly away from the dirrection that the freeway to Las Vegas took. Anyway, this road supposedly went about a half to a full mile and reached a crest. At this point there suposedly was a depression or more correctly the topography was 'bowled' out just between the road and the foothils. There was said to be a pit of sorts or something like an excavation, that really looked more like someone had been getting dirt for their yard, but why would you come all this way??? I guess it could be described as a sort of failed placer mine, no cave or tunneling, just this hole. Evidently the hole couldnt really be seen if you just drove up on the location to go drinking or smoking or whatever , but you had to get out of the vehicle to see the ....mine...hole.....whatever. Anyway this guy described how in the hole that he had been digging in, he was finding bluish clay. Like I said, It was twenty or better years ago, setting on a park bench lstening to these taped casettes, so I'm not sure what type of precious stone is amalgamous with this bluish clay, but that this guy was finding these gems in it in small quantities, and that he felt he was about to hit virgin clay and have a better chance of not running through sifted through spoils. He stopped looking when it was raining because being a depression the hole was becoming full of water, it must of been what little wet season that they have around there, and that must not be much. Boy, it seems that he was talking diamonds with this blue clay, but I'm not sure...???? What is it thats found in blue clay, anyone....? Now more of its comeing back to my memory........... this place was at 'Search light', thats coming back to me as the location, same as dirrections off road described earlier, but the place was Searchlight....... Anyone see something on Mapquest or some sattelite images? Just thought I'd through this out, you never know. I'v been past there a fiew times on the way to Utah, but mostly in the 70's and early 80's, so I never took the time to search out this road and quarry/pit/depression topography thing out.