We are Open!

To those of you that might be wondering or concerned about grouping or separation, due to Covid-19, here's some info on how we are going to handle the situation this year.


Can we Maintain Social Distancing at the Mine?

For those of you that have already been to the Royal Peacock Opal Mine, you are probably aware that we have plenty of room to maintain adequate separation. For those of you that haven't been here, we do have a lot of space.

Fee Digging Sign-ups, Registration, Shopping, Etc.

We will allow one group in the office at a time for signing in, shopping, etc.

Fee Digging -- Bank Digging and Tailings Diggings

Again, we have worlds of space to maintain separation. There is no need to worry about issues of keeping separation between groups. Rental tools and other equipment will have all been disinfected daily prior to you using them.

RV and Tent Camping

Our sites already provide adequate and abundant group spacing.

Park Restrooms, Shower Facilities & Laundry Room

We will have a dedicated restroom attendant sanitizing restrooms, showers, porta-potties, and the laundry room continuously.

Special Functions

Memorial Day and Jewelry Bench Dinners

For those of you participating in our barbecue meals, we will not be grouping as we have done in the past. We will not have a buffet-style serving line as in the past. You will be asked to maintain separation throughout the park until you are ready to eat. Dinner plates will be prepared by our staff and as you arrive, your individual plates will be prepared for you. You can return to your RV, campsite or accommodations to enjoy your meal, or you can bring your4 lawn chairs and comfortably disperse out on the lawn and/or parking lot areas.

Looking forward to seeing all of you and having a fun, safe, and enjoyable season!!!

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How To Mine for Opals
Ever wondered what it's like, hunting for opal? In 15 minutes, Jake Anderson of the Royal Peacock Mine describes it all, from raking the tailings to following the glass trail in the banks.
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Wilson Family

Family-Run Business

For Four Generations
The Wilsons have owned and operated the Royal Peacock Opal Mine ever since 1944. At present, Jake supervises the diggings, Julie runs the Gift Shop, and Harry oversaw operations until his passing in 2016.
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A Night at the Mine

A Night at the Mine

Posted by Royal Peacock Opal Mine on Oct. 15, 2019
Opal Oasis!
This fun feature by KTVN Channel 2 photographer Jeff Foss hits all the right notes.
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Freda's Log!
A close-up look at one of the most beautiful opals ever produced by the Royal Peacock.
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Overview
This Travel Channel feature from the 1990s introduces the Royal Peacock Opal Mine.
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From our Guestbook...

  • The great part was witnessing the couple next to us finding a very nice specimen quoted as being worth well over $5,000, maybe up to $15000. Very very beautiful.
    Dan
  • It was our good fortune to find several opals, one weighing in at 96 grams. I can't wait to return and do it all over again.
    Paul & Brenda Lofton Tampa, Florida
  • We found several opals, and one very nice limb cast. I cant wait to go again. I also wanted to mention just how quiet it is out there. Very relaxing.
    Randy and Victoria Little Azle, TX
  • Everyone was so nice there at the mine. We found a bunch of opals... We are very happy and will definitely return.
    Cathy and David Millen
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A few notable specimens...

"Gherkin"
"Ghost Fire"
"Baby Seal"
"Royal Peacock"
"Green Ghost"
"Dragon's Tooth"
"Moby Dick"
"Pebble Ghost"
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Our Find - Before and After

Our Find - Before and After
Our Peacock Opal Find

From Noel and Teresa Pacheco, archaeologists with Ancient Journeys of Taos, NM: In 2005 we were at the mine and found a huge peacock opal, about 232 cts. Joy and her husband saw it and told us how to treat it. Three years ago we had it cut, and here it is:
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