Information about all of the Virgin Valley Nevada Opal Mine Fee Digs: Royal Peacock, Rainbow Ridge, and Bonanza Mines, with photos, videos, links and useful information about digging and mining your own opals!
Nevada Gemstones: Opal, Turquoise, Agate, Jasper, More
Home » Gemstones » Gemstone Mining in the United States » Nevada Gemstones. Nevada Gemstone Mining Nevada was once the leading state for turquoise. Virgin Valley has become world-famous for black opal.
How cool would it be to escape for a few days for free, without being hustled to buy a timeshare? The Wilson family won't promise your trip to their Royal Peacock mine will pay for itself, but it's possible your discovery will more than pay the cost of getting to northwest Nevada, home to one of the world's rarest gemstones, the black opal.
Precious Opal from the Virgin Valley - Scott's Rock and Gem
While the high desert of northern Humboldt County, in Nevada may at first appear empty, unpopulated, and even desolate, you might be surprised to learn that within the Virgin Valley mining district, there are thousands of claims, some of them patented, which mean that the Federal Government has passed the title to the claim owner, making it ...