Virgin Valley Nevada Opal FEE DIG MINES

WHERE CAN I DIG FOR MY OWN OPALS AND GEMS?   VIRGIN VALLEY, NEVADA !  There are 3 safe MSHA registered opal mines open to the public for fee digging where you can dig for YOUR OWN OPALS!  These mines have produced the brightest, most  colorful opals on the planet and some of the largest opals ever found came from Virgin Valley.  Scroll down the page to see what each mine has to offer, a video of each mine, photos of their opals,  and for their info and links to their websites where you can learn more.  Plan your visit to Virgin Valley's famous opal mines today and try your luck!

This page is not managed by any of the fee dig mines and is provided as a courtesy.  Please always call or contact each mine for their most current info.


The Royal Peacock Opal Mine has both Bank (unsearched Wall) and Tailings digging and also has a pay campground, cabins, & small shop near the mine.  More details can be seen on their website:



The Bonanza Opal Mine has tailings digging only. More details can be seen on their website:


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VIRGIN VALLEY OPAL NEVADA OPAL MINES, home of the world-famous Nevada Black Fire Opal and source of the world's finest opal specimens and collector opal gems.  Several mines are open to rockhounds for fee digging of  precious black, crystal, fire, and other opal types. Opal Gem Mines & Mining Claims for sale.  Information about the Royal Peacock, Rainbow Ridge and Bonanza Opal Mines Fee Digs and the Virgin Valley Opal and Mines.  Information about the other mines including Kokopelli Opal Mine, Opal Negra Mine,  and John Church Swordfish Mining Virgin Valley Opal.

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