Tuesday, 04 September 2007 13:27 | Las Vegas.NV
Hi Joy and Harry, We met in Tucson in February.We were staying at the same Best Western as the two of you. We were there because my aunt had just died. Joy and I were talking by the coffee machine. I told her we were coming up later this year. I called once for information about staying in Winnemucca. We are staying at the Red Lion. We will be coming up this Saturday. Sept. 8th and will see you on Sunday. We don't want to dig but I would like to purchase a black fire opal for a rung and two more for earrings, set or unset. I hope you have what I am looking for. Best Wishes, April Whyte
Bill & Kathy Grubb
Monday, 03 September 2007 04:58 | Haubstadt,In
WE plan to visit your mine Sept. 17-18 or there about. I,m sure it is hard work digging for opals I dug for quartz in Ark. 35 years ago and it was extremly hard digging, but if it were easy opals would be cheap wouldn't they.Looking foward to the experience.
Buddy & Dezra Davis
Friday, 24 August 2007 05:07 | South Louisiana
Buddy and I were at the mines around mid june, I think. We had a blast found lots of petrafied wood some small opals, I'm sure we tossed alot not knowing for sure what to look for. I had a blk opal which was cover with clay and buddy didn't see the opal inside and tossed it. It was alot of work, buddy spent alot of time knocking down the overburden, which took alot of his time up. Next to us a man and his son ( there 3rd yr.)from Washington I think found a 2 nice vein's, we didn't get to go back the next day so I wander how that turned out. Will go opal hunting again, I know alittle more now, prayfully will come back with more. The Wilsons were very nice and it was an experence we want forget. Oh by the way Mrs. Joy thanks for sending us the news paper clipping we were so excited to recieve it. Thanks so much. Be Blessed. Dezra and Buddy Davis
Thursday, 23 August 2007 09:27 | California
I have one earring, about 60 years old, from my mother, who said it was "Fire Agate." Purchased in New Mexico. It is blood red, with dark blue and purple lights. Have you seen anything like this? I have looked all through the Southwest and the Caribbean. PGT4
logan t blackburn
Saturday, 18 August 2007 10:05 | mo
do you sell ore
Saturday, 18 August 2007 01:50
This is a fantastic place to visit and dig for opals. Thanks so much for all of the people who have came to the mine and posted their wonderful comments.
Monday, 13 August 2007 06:25 | Seattle, WA
Visited mine on 08/08/07. Paid $145 each which was a lot ($435 price tag for three people), but was expecting a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Understand no guarantees, and afterward have to say that I disagree - you can be guaranteed to be treated rudely by sarcastic, condescending employee at mine. Would mention his name - but he didn't bother to introduce himself during his 45 second explanation of the how/what/where of opal mining. He knows who he is.Found very little - but not disappointed by that - knew it was going to be the experience and possibility of finding a treasure. Too bad it will always be this jerk we remember when we think of our day there.I do not recommend unless you know exactly what you are doing and require no direction from long-gray-haired-tie-dyed-t-shirt-dude.Mean people suck.
Tuesday, 07 August 2007 00:10 | Seattle
would like to tour your campground and facilities. do you have a catalog?!
tim and lyntessa rennick
Wednesday, 01 August 2007 01:09 | woodland ca.
We went to the royal peacock for 1 day and found a 175 carat opel and this is after i broke it finding it. It is by far the most beautiful thing i have ever seen. It was a wonderful experience.
Thursday, 19 July 2007 09:58 | reno nevada
Interested in doing a day or some hours, workshop, sometime in Sept. maby 4 of us.....please send or email info in re monies, and lodging........thanks.......cant't reach you via phone.....busy all time.....Chuck