The Royal Peacock Mine offers visitors a chance to find opals of their own. All you find are yours to keep! Read more about:Â Mining for opals
The Royal Peacock is located in the Virgin Valley, about 35 miles from Denio, Nevada. It produces precious black opal (Nevada's state precious gemstone), as well as crystal, white, lemon opals, conk wood opal, fire opal, etc.Â Most of the mine's opal is thought to be produced by a process called "partial wood replacement." Read more about: Virgin Valley Geology
The Royal Peacock Opal Mine is a family-run business. First developed in 1912, it has been run by the Wilsons since 1944.
In 2006, after running the business for many years, my mother Joy Wilson had a stroke. Â Although she is not actively able to assist, she still is at the Royal Peacock Opal Mine during its operating season.Â And Harry W. Wilson, my father (pictured at left with me) at the age of 79, still goes up on the opal hill every morning and prepares the bank and tailings for the diggers. My brother Walt and Sister Angie and myself (pictured below) all help run the place. Â Read more about: Wilson Family history
Thank you very much for visiting our website. If we can assist you with directions to the mine, or book an RV space, tent/camper space, or cabin/trailer for you, please do not hesitate to write orÂ call: (775) 941-0374