PLEASE NOTE! The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has determined that everyone wishing to dig in the Bank must wear safety equipment as follows:

  • Shoes with rigid (steel, alloy, composite) toe protectors
  • Hard hats
  • Safety glasses

For those arriving unaware and/or unprepared, we will have LIMITED quantities of safety gear for rent:

New Safety Gear Required -- Limited Number of Rentals Available
Hard toe shoe covers$5.00/day
Hard hats$5.00/day
Safety glasses$5.00/day

Please bring your own if you can, as supplies are limited!



New Safety Gear Required

All bank diggers are required to use safety toe shoes or shoe covers, hard hats, and safety glasses.

Available Tools

If you need more tools than you brought, our Gift Shop has a LIMITED QUANTITY of loaner tools available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Heads or Tails?

Heads or tails?
While the head banks sometimes produce larger specimens, large opals have been found in the tailings that were overlooked by bank diggers, or pushed out with the backhoe.

Come Prepared!

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