Sunday, 14 August 2005 06:05 | California
your site was absolutely adventurous! my grandparents and i went during the first part of the summer... we all dug along the bank, and we cant say that we werent successfull because i found a large specimen of moss opal and a quarter inch piece of yellow precious opal!
Sunday, 14 August 2005 04:22 | Reno
Another great trip. The weather was very warm. This was a tougher trip and didn't find the opals like I had hoped to. I did find a couple nice pieces and I am happy with them. Joy, Harry and Lee as always, makes this trip worth while. I hope to return in October for the last trip of the year. Even if I don't, I have wonderful memories.
Wednesday, 03 August 2005 06:39 | Illinois
I am hoping to come visit the Royal Peacock next June 2006. I wanted to find out what I can about it befoere I come. It sounds like a really neat place.
Thursday, 21 July 2005 19:33 | Sacramento, CA
I will be visiting the Royal Peacock Mine soon and I'm confused on a few things and I have some questions. First, on the website, there are a few different mines mentioned (Royal Peacock 1, " " 2, Northern Lights, etc.) do each of these mines require a separate fee or are they included with the $90 fee? How big is the mine? Is it a far walk from where the camp spots are, because I'm concerned about having to carry my water and supplies in? Will I be given a designated spot to mine, or can I pick my own. How likely is a first-time opal miner to find opal in your mine in one day? Does the Royal Peacock only have Black Opal? Are the weekends busier than week days? I would really appreciate any information you can give, and if there are any Royal Peacock miners who would like to give me some tips it would be really appreciated. Thank you.
Tuesday, 19 July 2005 12:15 | So. Ca.
It was hot...hard work. Came away with a very nice black opal along with other rock specimens. This will be on my "to do" list in the future. Nice frames of arrow points at the shop. Very friendly people. Thanks again for everything.
paul compton and family
Sunday, 17 July 2005 21:12 | washington state
dug at mine over 4th july weekend and found opals when day was over the owners made us move from our spot, so they later when cleaning up that mine took our opals . very disappointed not very business like .. never come back
Saturday, 09 July 2005 02:11 | bellevue,wa
did i leave a black handled minig hammer at the site? Also how do you get the clay off the opal without damaging the opal. I have had mine in water since june 19 and the clay is still like a rock
Friday, 08 July 2005 09:12 | Salem, OR.
I haven't been there yet, but am planning on coming there the week of July 11th to check it out and hopefully do some digging!!!
Neal & Linda Sampson
Thursday, 07 July 2005 09:51 | Redding, CA
We have been visiting the Peacock for several years. It is part of our summer rocking. We love it there. Thank you Joy and Harry for being you.
Thursday, 23 June 2005 06:57 | Reno, NV
Wow!!! What a wonderful place. Joy, along with the rest of the owners, made this one of the best experiences I enjoyed in many years. My son and I had a blast! We will have these memories for the rest of our lives. I am going back very soon. If you are coming from the south or west, stop at the Standard station about 22 miles north of Winnemucca and top off expecially if you are pulling a trailer. There arn't any gas stations between the opal mine and Oregon or Idaho. It is a long way.