Jim and Suzanne Murray
Saturday, 10 June 2017 17:33 | Rolla, Kansas
Anniversary Trip June 6, 2017
We did not know what to expect when we drove across the country to dig opals at the Royal Peacock Mine.
We arrived in the evening and camped the night before we dug. The camp has a clean restroom/shower and nice laundry facilities.
Our evening view was looking through a gap in the mountains. We were serenaded each night by a babbling stream and wonderful, deep bullfrogs! One evening coyotes joined causing several campers to echo the howls.
The next morning, a smiling Pui took us to the banks to dig. Listen to the comments on how difficult this is. Do not deceive yourself into thinking you will go and come home with pounds of opals. This is much about meeting people and experiencing something new. Pui was WONDERFUL! He is a fountain of endless smiles and energy and often helps. We dug up two large petrified and opalized pieces of wood and several other smaller opals. To be honest, I do not really know what they are, but Julie said we did well. She showed us how to glue them. I just do not know what to do next!
We had a relaxing, exciting trip. Julie was friendly and interesting to visit with. I enjoyed the wild roses, starlit nights, and beautiful views. We had a wonderful, different anniversary trip! Thank you, Peacock Opal Mines and staff.
Amanda Montoya and friends
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 18:18 | Bay Area, Northern California
Rock Star Weekend!
We three gals showed up for our second ever mining expedition and had a great time at Royal Peacock Opal Mines! Staying at the cabin was fantastic (video posted on Facebook soon). Piu obviously loves what he does and freely shared knowledge with these newbies. Other visitors - dedicated and talented rockhounds - also offered advice (thanks Rob and Kevin!). Primarily, it was simply hard work and tons of fun! We came away from some amazing pieces - especially one in our group who unearthed a fabulous piece!
Thank you, Julie for your time and suggestions. We had a wonderful time!
Sunday, 30 April 2017 23:23 | Coquille, Coos, Oregon
I am looking for a vacation spot my Son and his family can go to that opals can be found. I was referred to your mines. Im looking forward to coming to dig.
Tammy Kimball -Judy Coiner
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 14:12 | Walla Walla, WA
I brought my mom here for her 75th birthday......she loved it....we did not find anything really, in the tailings. We are planning to return in June of 2017 to dig in the bank. we had a nice trip and enjoyed our visit
Sunday, 28 August 2016 08:20 | Utah
loved the remote area
My wife and I spent several days mining the tailings and we found a few nice small pieces. I was fortunate that I also found a petrified pine cone and a stunning black opal about the size of a walnut. It turned out to be solid with spectacular fire. Our visit was pleasant and Julie, Jake, and Piu were awesome. Thanks guys.