Thursday, 02 October 2008 11:15 | maine
I cant wait to come to the mine, I think its so awesome that there are places like that to go to. what a non stress vacation
Friday, 12 September 2008 12:42 | twin falls idaho
HI, we were just there 9/2/08. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET MY HUSBAND TO ENJOY ROCK HUNTING FOR TWO YEARS,AND YES HE HAS GONE ALONG FOR ME, BUT THOUGHT ALL ROCKS ARE THE SAME. I ALSO SAW THIS ON THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL, AND WHEN IT CAME TIME FOR VACATION HE PICKED THIS TO DO. I NEVER SAW A 6FT 8 IN. MAN PICK AND DIG A 4 FEET HOLE WITH SO MUCH ENJOYMENT. AND WE GOT OPALS. YAHOO, HE HAS TOLD EVERYONE, AND I AM SURE YOU WILL BE BUSY NEXT YEAR, BUT THIS YEAR ISN'T OVER AND HE REALLY WANTS TO COME BACK. ALL OF YOU ARE SO FRIENDLY, INFORMATIVE,AND RIGHT DOWN NICE. WE WILL BE BACK FOR YEARS TO COME . THANKS SO MUCH. LEIANA!
Thursday, 11 September 2008 17:28 | So Cal
I think Y all are crazy, I go mining here in So Cal for Opals and pay nothing $ 100 plus dollars , and this place is in bum **** egypt ..Your all mad , Mad I tell you !!
Sunday, 31 August 2008 04:16 | medford oregon
we decided to visit the mines in august of 2008. their were 6 of us which included my 9 year old and 2 year old. we had a lot of fun. it was real hot and i would not suggest taking young kids, their is no shade anywere. the 2 men dug in the bank while my sister and i dug in the tailings. we found a lot of opal just none that were worth much. we were camping in tents so its hard to escape the sun. next time we go we will be bringing some kind of shade tent. and i will not go in the hottest days of summer again. i think the prices were a little high and there is no half day prices and i also think if your paying that much to dig the camp should be free or just 7 a night not a person. a least for the tent sites. the mine manager brent was extreamly helpful and knowlegable. now that we know what to look for and have a little experiance we expect better results next time. thanks for the great experiance we will be seeing you guys again soon.
Saturday, 26 July 2008 12:38 | CT
We did a fantastic 6 week cross country trip in 2006 by fifth wheel trailer. We had lots of laughs about the fact that this place is in the middle of NOWHERE. We saw wild donkeys on the ride there from Northern California.. we drove 60 miles on a DIRT road to get there because we wanted to avoid the Doherty Slide in Oregon which is a road I wanted to avoid. if you fly in, there's no problem, I think you'll be coming in from the south and the roads are spectacularly easy to drive. The store is 45 minutes away and that's the same building as the only restaurant around for miles. So come prepared. The roads and scenery are really something if you don't come in the way we did. Truly one of the best opal mines in America, if you go, pay for the new area that no one has picked through yet.. you'll have a great chance to make some $$. Bring lots of water and bandanas to keep the dust out of your mouth and nose.. and sunglasses aren't a bad idea either.
Sunday, 20 July 2008 05:50 | VI
Have been visiting the mine for the past 12 years. Was so sorry last year when Joy had medical problems. Wasn't sure what the mine would do. Returned early summer to find that the mine is continuing. So glad to see Joy & Harry. Julie is a "gem". She has picked up right after her mother. Great personality, great host. Thank God that the beer drinking cashier is not there any more. Found four beautiful stones. Gem quality. Will return in October. Kudo's to the Wilson's.
Michael A Porretta
Sunday, 20 July 2008 03:58 | Connecticut
I am thinking about taking a trip to your mine to do some digging how much was the largest amount of Black Opal uncovered on 1 day worth in Dollars my wife and I would be spending 1 week 7 days at the full open mine cost of ($180) per day per person please get back to me (ASAP) thank you M Porretta
Thursday, 17 July 2008 03:42 | Seatle, WA
Went to the mine last week and found some really nice opals. The hosts were great. What an asset. Julie was tremendously helpful. Lee was great on the hill. Will be back this fall..
Saturday, 28 June 2008 23:49 | Austin,Tx.
We drove all the way from Texas for our anniversary to dig opals. We found several good opals and now we are trying to find out how to cure them and polish them. Can anyone please help us? Had a GREAT time!! Will be visiting again!!!!
Wednesday, 25 June 2008 02:41 | I just moved to Scottsdale AZ
I have been wanting to visit the pecock mine and I am planing a trip to see the beautiful things to see...so I am comming no matter (WHAT))...