Thursday, 03 March 2011 03:47 | Washington State
My husband and I visited your mine Oct 16, 2010. Your last day open. No other visitors were there but us. Great time with grandson (I forgot his name). He was so delightful and helpful to us old folks. I did find some sparkle and was so excited to take it home. Since then I have worked on getting the matrix off and trying to polish some of the best. I am a novice to all this. Joined a Rock Club to get some pointers but the best is seeing if there is some fire in what I found. Thanks for allowing us to come just before you closed for the season. We want to come back someday if we can. I am going to give a report about our experiences at the mine to the Rock Club next meeting. Thanks again.
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 13:27 | Oregon
Just looking around for dig sites. I am fond of Coober Peedy but was looking for something closer as I live in Oregons capital. Kind Regards and great digs!
Sunday, 19 December 2010 07:07 | Penn Valley, CA
My son and I went last June 2010. We didn't find much but I really want to go back and try again. The country around there is very beautiful! If you stay at Denio Junction there are no refrigerators or microwaves in the rooms so bring a big ice chest. Otherwise you have to buy food from the motel$$. Make sure your tires are good and gas up in Winnamucca because the Peacock is out in the middle of nowhere!. I can hardly wait to go back again in 2011.
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!