Tuesday, 06 November 2007 20:59 | san antonio texas
although I have not visited the mine site I did see an interesting showing of the mine and black opals being found by watching a program on the Travel Channel. That pecked my interest.
Tuesday, 30 October 2007 04:44 | Miami Fl
I'm a jeweler and I usually got all my opals from Australia but It had always been a poor source because of the shipping, sometimes I would get them and sometimes not I never knew from time to time if I would even get my orders and so I ended up having a lot of MAD costumers who were left waiting for their orders that I would be working on. Glad to see that there is an american source were I can go and get my own Black beauties "Opals"
Sunday, 28 October 2007 08:24 | Chico,CA
Your site is very informative! We had seen a bit about the mine on the travel channel. Hope to visit sometime in the future. Just a note that the travel channel said your price was half of what is now posted here.
Thursday, 25 October 2007 06:53 | Las Vegas
We have heard of a opal mime and you could dig for them . It sounds like a lot of fun ! we shall be coming your way next spring !
Sunday, 21 October 2007 05:06 | Colorado
Mike, the "tye-dye-dude," you were a great asset on my trip. You're knowledgeable, and you really took the time to explain how to find opal to me. I think what I liked most about you is that you "tell it as it is!" I hope I get to see you again next season! Take care and thanks for helping to make this a great experience!
Saturday, 13 October 2007 10:00 | ohio
just wanted to look and found part of the web site down. but would like to look for opals. a vacations to lok for opals would be fun for me and maybe a trip on my harley.
Saturday, 29 September 2007 00:33 | snohomish, wa.
I would like to know what does a person do with the opals after you find them? Do you take them to a jeweler or some kind of gem dealer if you are interested in selling your findings? I know some people would be interested in having jewelery made from them but what if you are just interested in selling any opals that you find? Thanks for any help and my wife and I would love to visit your mine.
Saturday, 15 September 2007 04:05 | Lawrence Kansas
I just recently spent 3 days digging at your mine. I wanted to let you know what a great time me and my freinds had, all three of us found alot of nice opal, thanks to the help of your mine managers Mike and Lee. If it wasn't for their instructions and help I dont think we would of found what we did. Once again thank you Mike and Lee, will see you next spring, planning on coming back in May.!
Sunday, 09 September 2007 13:39 | Mesa AZ
I have been visiting the RPOM for 5 years. Every visit has provided me with several black and amber opals. The experience is always rewarding. Special thanks to the staff (Joy, Harry, Lee, and Mike) of RPOM for providing valuable information on finding opals at the mine. They have been a great help!
Lance and Laura Brode
Friday, 07 September 2007 14:37 | Portland, Oregon
My wife and I were recently traveling in an RV planning to spend a few days rockhounding in OR and NV. We found the Mine on Google and were very excited to make a visit after reading about the Mine. We spent the day digging away at the bank. At the end of the day we were completely amazed with what we had found. Numerous large piece's of different colors and stages. But the best part was that we also found a large piece of Black Fire opal. After the Mine closed we headed to Lakeview,OR to mine sunstone the next day. In the morning, on our way to find sunstone we decided we had to go back. We went back to Lakeview and bought a few more tools and headed back to the Mine. The second day digging away at the bank was no less exciting than the first. We didn't find as much,but we found some nonetheless and it is beautiful. We see another trip in the near future. The excitement of digging and the beauty of Nevada are addicting. Thanks to everyone at the mine for being so helpful in our endeavor. Until next time, Regards the Brode's