Monday, 15 December 2008 12:42 | South Dakota
I am trying to get some firends together to go for a weekend this summer. Hope to make it this year.
Monday, 24 November 2008 02:19 | Jamestown, NY
This sounds like a great vacation even if you don't find anything! Of course finding something would be even better. I just talked to a friend about it and we are going to try to come next summer.
Naim (Nick) Saiti
Monday, 24 November 2008 01:27 | New York
Since there is NO work for people like me (With every posible license in maintanace and construction?I was thinking to start this year differant kind of business.Since I allways liked to DIG I thought maybe that is what I want from now on.So Im looking for open mine thru out year(I do not no if you do that,but if not I will deffinatley be there in spring of 2009). Good luck to any one that is in this area of business. Nick
Sunday, 09 November 2008 07:59 | Florida
Was wonder before I visit this place. Has anyone found and sold opal, etc for money from this place? AND, where, who would you sell it to? Please email me any help ful information please.
Sunday, 19 October 2008 07:03 | ENID OKLAHOMA
WE ARE LOOKING AT COMING IN SUMMER OF 2009. MY HUSBAND POLISHES OPALS AND HAS BEEN LOOKING FOR A SPOT IN THE U. S. TO DIG FOR THEM.
Saturday, 04 October 2008 03:29 | Idaho
The price to dig has more than doubled, yet you're are more likely to be struck twice by lightning than to find black opal or opal of any value. All the other pieces of "opal" have no value and aren't much to look at. Alot of the opal jewelry in the opal store is made with artificial opal! That should be a clue. It's a fun adventure and there aren't many mines in the US of any kind that allow the public. But don't plan on finding opal and come prepared to spend alot of money. See it as an overall adventure.
Thursday, 02 October 2008 11:15 | maine
I cant wait to come to the mine, I think its so awesome that there are places like that to go to. what a non stress vacation
Friday, 12 September 2008 12:42 | twin falls idaho
HI, we were just there 9/2/08. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET MY HUSBAND TO ENJOY ROCK HUNTING FOR TWO YEARS,AND YES HE HAS GONE ALONG FOR ME, BUT THOUGHT ALL ROCKS ARE THE SAME. I ALSO SAW THIS ON THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL, AND WHEN IT CAME TIME FOR VACATION HE PICKED THIS TO DO. I NEVER SAW A 6FT 8 IN. MAN PICK AND DIG A 4 FEET HOLE WITH SO MUCH ENJOYMENT. AND WE GOT OPALS. YAHOO, HE HAS TOLD EVERYONE, AND I AM SURE YOU WILL BE BUSY NEXT YEAR, BUT THIS YEAR ISN'T OVER AND HE REALLY WANTS TO COME BACK. ALL OF YOU ARE SO FRIENDLY, INFORMATIVE,AND RIGHT DOWN NICE. WE WILL BE BACK FOR YEARS TO COME . THANKS SO MUCH. LEIANA!
Thursday, 11 September 2008 17:28 | So Cal
I think Y all are crazy, I go mining here in So Cal for Opals and pay nothing $ 100 plus dollars , and this place is in bum **** egypt ..Your all mad , Mad I tell you !!
Sunday, 31 August 2008 04:16 | medford oregon
we decided to visit the mines in august of 2008. their were 6 of us which included my 9 year old and 2 year old. we had a lot of fun. it was real hot and i would not suggest taking young kids, their is no shade anywere. the 2 men dug in the bank while my sister and i dug in the tailings. we found a lot of opal just none that were worth much. we were camping in tents so its hard to escape the sun. next time we go we will be bringing some kind of shade tent. and i will not go in the hottest days of summer again. i think the prices were a little high and there is no half day prices and i also think if your paying that much to dig the camp should be free or just 7 a night not a person. a least for the tent sites. the mine manager brent was extreamly helpful and knowlegable. now that we know what to look for and have a little experiance we expect better results next time. thanks for the great experiance we will be seeing you guys again soon.