Dig For Your Own Opals At This One-Of-A-Kind Mine In Nevada The black opal is one of Nevada’s most iconic gems. Found in abundance in the Silver State, you’ll find it most concentrated in the Virgin Valley. The valley-tucked away in the northwest corner of the state-is famous for its precious opal beds and remote scenery.

Where are opal mines in Nevada?

The best-known Opal field in Nevada is located in northern Humboldt County at Virgin Valley. One can go to the Bonanza Opal Mine to dig your own opals amid the rugged beauty of the Virgin Valley. For a small fee one can hunt for Fire Opals and with some luck go home with a treasure.

Can anyone Mine Opal in Australia?

Opal mining- precious stones prospecting permit. A person must be licensed to mine for opals in South Australia. South Australia has four proclaimed opal fields- Coober Pedy, Mintabie, Stuart Creek and Andamooka. Nov 8, 2018

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