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Jul. 27, 2008 - Royal Peacock Opal Mines


Royal Peacock mines offers the opportunity to dig for the beautiful stones known as fire opals. 
 Mine Phone: (775) 941-0374

Summer Mine Mailing Address: the other site.
PO Box 165, Denio, NV 89404

Winter Mailing Address
HCR001-9535, Winnemucca, NV 89445

Winter Phone: (775) 272-3201


May 15 Thur Oct. 15
(Weather permitting)

Rock Shop hours:
8 am - 5pm

Mining hours
8 am - 4 pm

Here is a new link with up dated information it should help you have a fantastic gem hunting experience.  Click on the link below for everything you need to know.

LINK:       New Hours and updated information


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Apr. 26, 2008 - Treasure Hunt in Las Vegas

Search Las vegas for the Silver Dagger

source http://geofferykilts.com

Las Vegas is all a twitter over a new book out called Vegas Die.  Seems a retired mobster is found murdered in the mayor's car and he becomes the prime suspect in this murder mystery.

But the really mystery that has Las Vegans searching high and low is the fact that a silver dagger worth a cool $25,000 dollars has been hidden some where in Las Vegas.  The author said it is not in anyone's private residence, private front yard or backyard.

All of the clues are within the pages of the book.  Only the author knows where the silver dagger is, even his wife does not know where it is.

The search for the silver dagger will go on for three years and the author has a sequel in the works.  If no one has found it in two years the author said he may post some more clues.

Great fun for all even I think I might just buy a book and join in.  I've always been a pretty good PI

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Sep. 19, 2006 - All the gems you can dig

 Rainbow Ridge Opal Mine

Denio Nv. 

This is one of several opal mines that dot the arid Virgin Valley, the fire opals formed some fifteen million years ago in cavities left by trees buried under volcanic ash.

The opals from Rainbow Ridge are casts after wood, and are some of the most beautiful opals in the world. We offer tailings digging where many different wood and opal combinations may be found. The tailings are up to eight feet deep. We turn the tailings from time to time, and are constantly adding to the tailings from the virgin ground loads. The virgin ground loads are materials taken from the bank with the loader, and are worked on a flattened area near where you park. Everything you find, regardless of value, is yours to keep. Although luck plays a part in finding opals, an "educated" eye is very helpful. First timers will be given some help in getting them started.

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Opening Day is Friday, May 26th, and we will close on September 17th. Please note thet we are closed on Wednesdays during the 2006 season. The mine is open from 8AM until 4PM daily.

Load Fee this season is $300.00, and will admit either one or two adults. Loads are limited to a maximum of 5 per day.
Tailing Fee will remain at $40.00 per person per day, and children 10-15 are still half price. 

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