Few people knew exactly where it originated, and fewer still were permitted access. The location is private, house and past owners were understandably protective of the treasure. Around four decades ago a little daughter, local boy named Martin Kramer (That's Martin inside photo, characteristically swinging a pick. Also, three collectors from your Monterey / Carmel area.) was hill climbing near his Morgan Hill home, South of San Jose, California and noticed some pretty, red rocks. Back then, the jasper may be collected as float material. When that have all been removed rockhounds attacked outcrops with gads, prybars, and sledges looking for jasper in the host rock. Finally, exploratory holes were dug until two reliable veins were found just feet derived from one of another. For years this one site has supplied gem rough for lapidaries through the nation and beyond. If you notice a recent abundance of poppy jasper on the market (I have seen bowling ball-sized boulders at a few shows) it is because your website was opened to fee-digging the past couple of years. Knowing they'd soon sell their house, pet owners took advantage of the additional income stream. If you are not in great shape to begin with, it's not recommended you try this method on account of a greater risk of harm. If you still consider it, it's recommended that you enter a significant shape give you. This can easily be accomplished by working out each day and being consistent.