Monday, 13 September 2010 11:14 | West Unity, Ohio
I visited Royal Peacock Mine on July of 2010 and had a great time. Everyone was very friendly and I was able to meet new friends. I was lucky to walk away with a few little treasures and one nice size piece. Now the work of cleaning, to see what I have. I also uncovered two nice size pieces of would over 12 inches long and 3 to 4 inches in diameter. Looks like color may be coming through just setting on my kitchen table, possibly may turn out to be really nice pieces. Just need to take some time to learn how to best fix the wood. May be calling the Royal Pecock for assistance in working on the wood. Thanks again for the great time at the mine, driving up to the mine in my sports car was an extra thrill . Thanks, Don
Wednesday, 18 August 2010 08:35 | California
I am hoping to come to your mine before the end of your season. my freind is coming with me and we know we will have a great time..hope to see you soon
Monday, 14 June 2010 05:16 | Hawaii
My sister and I arrived at the Royal Peacock Mine after planning the trip for 30 years. We were not disappointed. It was a wonderful experience. There was a late winter/spring in Virgin Valley, but we enjoyed it all, the snow, sleet, rain, and sunshine. We stayed for 11 days in the well stocked trailer. The scenery is magnificent and I took some lovely pictures. The Royal Peacock Mine is next to the Sheldon Wildlife Refuge and we saw burros, wild horses, Canadian geese, hawks, many other birds. We dug in the bank 2 times and did tailings once. We got some nice material and had a wonderful time. Julie and her father were very helpful and such nice people. We are very happy we planned for a long stay. The Opalholics were a great bunch and we had a good time getting to "talk story" with them.
Monday, 24 May 2010 06:11 | Helena Montana
After a 7 year wait, 15 hours in car, we got to the mine just after dark on May 16. It rained all night. Next day was a washout till noon. Once we got to work at the bank it began to rain again. We packed up and headed home. Once home we discovered a 22 carrat limbcast of white fire opal. It wasnt easy but I'll be back soon. The Wilson family Rocks! Miners from Montana. Home of Dead Top uranium agate.
Saturday, 22 May 2010 01:44 | oregon
Was at the mine for the opening. What a great day. Found some nice pieces and Julie is terrific and her help on the hill are fantantic. Couldn't of asked for a better time. I'll be back in June. That's all I look forward to is digging opals
Thursday, 06 May 2010 10:40 | Texas
Very beautiful stones mined in an equally beautiful area!
Saturday, 01 May 2010 12:46 | Portland OR
I am very much looking forward to visiting in 2010. See you soon!
Friday, 30 April 2010 07:35 | Reno NV
I am looking forward to coming out to visit, everyone on the show i saw made it sounds so exciting. I just want to find out for my self. I am planning to come with a friend and experience your mine first hand for myself. Look forward to setting up definite plans to come out to NV to dig at your mine, soon.
Sunday, 21 March 2010 06:03 | reno nevada
Iam really into opal's stone's, I had a opal ring that was given to me. I was told that it was an Australian opal.I have some raw opal's from Montana.So could you send me some information on opal's. mt add-is 7350 silverlake rd.#30-F, reno nv, 89506.
Tim Clapham / Kellie Langford
Thursday, 04 March 2010 21:38 | Yermo, Ca
First, I wish to thank everyone at Royal. We arrived May 15, after a year and a half of anticapation.My girl-friend,Kellie,is in a wheelchair,so mobility is always an issue.The owner drove us up to the bank(dig),assigning a young man to get Kellie set up.He stayed pretty much all day with us,assisting Kellie with whatever she needed. Don't get me wrong,she did her own digging, but he revealed his unique tale that led him to working at Royal Peacock. He informed us of the history of Virgin Valley,(a story in itself). Also of what and how to focus our efforts on. We had seen an episode on the Travel Channel,where it seemed like everybody at Royal was so nice and helpful to the hostess.I had tried to prepare Kellie for what I thought was reality. You know where the t.v people get special attention.Wrong,everyone was super nice .. We stayed a couple days ,found 2 five gallon buckets.Kellie has spent the next9 months working her OPALS,joining a rock and gem club,cutting polishing and just plain having the time of her life So THANKS again See you May 15 TIMMYI