The 2023 season has started!
Open 7 days a week
Digging goes from 8am-4pm
All You Find Are Yours to Keep
Since 1981, the Royal Peacock Opal Mines have been open to the public for fee digging. The hills have yielded countless world-class precious opal specimens during that time. We are a family-run operation working hard to provide the best experience for families and treasure-hunters alike. We offer an 18-spot RV park with shower house and laundry, dry camping spots, and several furnished lodging. Digging options include bank digging and sifting through tailings. Due to the secluded location, we are blessed to offer wifi, drinks, ice, ice cream, and snacks through our gift shop.
The Royal Peacock is the only opal mine in the Virgin Valley offering a full-service gift shop. In addition to cool drinks, snacks, and sundries, we sell tools, firewood, and other basic supplies. The shop also offers a wide assortment of opals, jewelry, and other collectibles.
The shop also serves as the office. Please check in at the Gift Shop first if you wish to mine for opals, set up camp, or rent an RV space or cabin. The Gift Shop is open daily, in season, from 7:30AM to 4:30PM.
The Gift Shop sells moss and fluorescent opal specimens by the pound.
Moss opal is typically opaque, and lacking the vivid play of colors that characterizes precious opal. Its appeal comes from dark green, moss-like inclusions. It is popular among jewelry makers, who use it in pendants, earrings, and pins. Opal is the birthstone of those born in October.
As its name suggests, fluorescent opal fluoresces green when viewed under black light. The Royal Peacock is the world’s only known source of fluorescent opal.