Wow! Just traveling through we happened upon the mine doing some internet searches for things to do near Winnemucca. We changed our plans to visit the mine, and boy were we glad we did. Knowing that we may not find a dazzler of an opal, we went anyway to experience the hard work of an opal miner (I slept for 12 hours after the work), and to see the amazing country in northern Nevada. We didn't come away empty handed, also getting expert info on how to take care of our valuable finds. The Wilson's are amazing people and we are so happy to have had this opportunity. We hope you enjoyed the watermelon!