Saturday, 12 October 2013 06:52 | St. Petersburg, FL
We just returned from a day of mining and we enjoyed every minute of it. It is hard work, so you have to go in with the right frame of mind. You should prepare yourself for swinging a pick ax at high altitudes, and even if you don't find nice opals, like we did, it is all worth it.
The countryside is beautiful, and the owners enthusiastic and extremely helpful.
We stayed overnight and enjoyed the night sky. Being able to see the Milky Way is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
We are already looking forward when we can return.
Thursday, 03 October 2013 10:12 | Las Vegas, Nv.
We visited the mine and stayed at the RV park in mid September. We had a blast. Along with our daughter,we dug throuth tailings.Got down and dirty and by the end of the day we had collected several usable pieces. We look foreward to visiting again. This was an amazing trip. Highly recommended for all ages.The staff was awesome.
Saturday, 28 September 2013 17:49 | Ham Lake, MN
I stopped in on my way home from CA. Jake was kind enough to help me out and made my experience even better than I hoped for. I obtained some amazing specimens. I'll definitely visit again!!
Thursday, 19 September 2013 11:22 | United States
We obtained some fluorescent and moss opal from the Royal Peacock mine and processed a few nice pieces in a rock tumbler. We got some really nice stones with great flourescence. You can see photos of them on our blog at RockTumbler.com/blog/
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:41 | Roseville Ca
After years of hearing about this mine we're finally heading that way at the end of August on the long weekend. We will be pulling in late on Saturday and throwing up a tent. Can't wait!