Saturday, 26 July 2008 12:38 | CT
We did a fantastic 6 week cross country trip in 2006 by fifth wheel trailer. We had lots of laughs about the fact that this place is in the middle of NOWHERE. We saw wild donkeys on the ride there from Northern California.. we drove 60 miles on a DIRT road to get there because we wanted to avoid the Doherty Slide in Oregon which is a road I wanted to avoid. if you fly in, there's no problem, I think you'll be coming in from the south and the roads are spectacularly easy to drive. The store is 45 minutes away and that's the same building as the only restaurant around for miles. So come prepared. The roads and scenery are really something if you don't come in the way we did. Truly one of the best opal mines in America, if you go, pay for the new area that no one has picked through yet.. you'll have a great chance to make some $$. Bring lots of water and bandanas to keep the dust out of your mouth and nose.. and sunglasses aren't a bad idea either.
Sunday, 20 July 2008 05:50 | VI
Have been visiting the mine for the past 12 years. Was so sorry last year when Joy had medical problems. Wasn't sure what the mine would do. Returned early summer to find that the mine is continuing. So glad to see Joy & Harry. Julie is a "gem". She has picked up right after her mother. Great personality, great host. Thank God that the beer drinking cashier is not there any more. Found four beautiful stones. Gem quality. Will return in October. Kudo's to the Wilson's.
Michael A Porretta
Sunday, 20 July 2008 03:58 | Connecticut
I am thinking about taking a trip to your mine to do some digging how much was the largest amount of Black Opal uncovered on 1 day worth in Dollars my wife and I would be spending 1 week 7 days at the full open mine cost of ($180) per day per person please get back to me (ASAP) thank you M Porretta
Thursday, 17 July 2008 03:42 | Seatle, WA
Went to the mine last week and found some really nice opals. The hosts were great. What an asset. Julie was tremendously helpful. Lee was great on the hill. Will be back this fall..
Saturday, 28 June 2008 23:49 | Austin,Tx.
We drove all the way from Texas for our anniversary to dig opals. We found several good opals and now we are trying to find out how to cure them and polish them. Can anyone please help us? Had a GREAT time!! Will be visiting again!!!!
Wednesday, 25 June 2008 02:41 | I just moved to Scottsdale AZ
I have been wanting to visit the pecock mine and I am planing a trip to see the beautiful things to see...so I am comming no matter (WHAT))...
Nadine & Cary
Sunday, 22 June 2008 09:29 | Planet Earth
Saw a show on the Royal Peacock Mine!! Coming out there in about two weeks and mine for the day!!! Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, 21 June 2008 22:22 | Biloxi Mississippi
I saw a show on the History or the Discovery about the Peacock mine and have been wanting to get there every since, hopefully I'm be able to come out there this year.See you all then Brian (Whitey) Stender The Goldwizard
Thursday, 19 June 2008 07:07 | Portland,OR
Went to the Roayl Peacock 2 weeks ago. Found some really nice opals and a pine cone and some cool wood. Wasn't expecting the cold. Defenilty not prepared for it. Julie at the mine was kind enough to give us extra blankets. She is a dear. We will go back again this fall. Worth the drive.
Friday, 23 May 2008 00:01 | lodi, ca
Visited the mine on the 16th of may. had a fantastic time. never done mining before. found a partial pine cone and a yellow colored opal full of fire. it was worth my trip. the hosts were great. i will go back again in the fall when it is cooler. love the fact that i was made to feel so at home and important. thanks, harry for all of your help on the hill.