opal mining oregon

opal mining oregon

The opal mine is situated in Lake County about 60 miles from Lakeview and Exploited by Joe Gassaway and Ken Newnham. From mid june trough mid october, you may take an appointment and work for a day in the mine. Access is limited according to weather conditions and fire danger. Visitors will be met by appointment at the Quartz mountain summit.

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  • Opals in Oregon Where to Find Opals in Oregon Geology +

    Opals in Oregon Where to Find Opals in Oregon Geology

    OpalButte is a mountain top close to Hepner City in Morrow County,Oregon. There is a workingminein operation since 1988, but it has been known since the 1800s, whenopalswere not regarded as important. There is aminein the West CoastMiningCompany, marketingopals…

  • Outlaw Rocks, LLC Mining Company +

    Outlaw Rocks, LLC Mining Company

    Outlaw Rocks is aminingcompany in southernOregon. Wemine Oregonfireopal,Oregonchocolateopal,Oregoncaramelopal,OregonpinkopalandOregonwhiteopal. All of our gems are mined responsibly. All rough and polishedopalsold on this website is mined by Outlaw Rocks at one of our privately ownedmines.

  • Opals in Oregon +

    Opals in Oregon

    Oregon's MorrowCounty is the site of a largeopal miningoperation in an area calledOpal Butte. Although these deposits were identified in the 1800s, they were not mined until 1988 when West Coast Gemstones, Inc. began work there. They have located and sold exquisite gems as large as 315 carats.

  • Where to Find Opals in Oregon +

    Where to Find Opals in Oregon

    OpalButte is a mountain summit that is near the town of Hepner in Morrow County,Oregon. There has a workingminethat has been in operation since 1988, but known about since the 1800’s, whenopalswere not considered to be that valuable. West CoastMiningCompany has aminethere, and sellsopalsthrough it’s outlets.

  • Royal Peacock Opal Mine Fee Digging +

    Royal Peacock Opal Mine Fee Digging

    The Royal PeacockOpal Mineoffers guests a chance tominetheir ownopals. All you find are yours to keep! Digging is allowed May 15 through Oct. 15, WEATHER PERMITTING. No reservations are needed; however, PLEASE SIGN IN at the Gift Shop before starting tomine!

  • 'OPAL QUEEN 3' 21 acre Lode Claim in Lake, Ore. Troy +

    'OPAL QUEEN 3' 21 acre Lode Claim in Lake, Ore. Troy

    OPAL QUEEN3 is a 20.66-acre activemining claimin Lake,Oregonowned by Troy Newman. Ownership and use of this claim is overseen by the Bureau of Land Management's Lakeview District Office under the serial number ORMC174217. The last action for this claim occurred on July 16, 2019. Information on the claim was last updated on July 17, 2019.

  • Where to Find Opals in Oregon +

    Where to Find Opals in Oregon

    Opal Butte is a mountain summit that is near the town of Hepner in Morrow County, Oregon. There has a working mine that has been in operation since 1988, but known about since the 1800’s, when opals were not considered to be that valuable. West Coast Mining Company has a mine there, and sells opals through it’s outlets.

  • Fee Digging kokopelliopals +

    Fee Digging kokopelliopals

    KokopelliOpal Mineseason is from May 15, 2020 - October 15, 2020 Reservations need to be made at least ONE WEEK in advance. Hours of operation are 8:00am-4:00pm. PLEASE CHECK IN AT OFFICE/TRAILER BEFORE DRIVING UP TOMINE! Pricing for 2020 season... Ages 0-12Minesfor FREE Ages 13-18 $150 per person/per day

  • Virgin Valley Opal Mines Fee Digs Mining +

    Virgin Valley Opal Mines Fee Digs Mining

    Feb 19, 2020· Severalminesare open to rockhounds for fee digging of precious black, crystal, fire, conk, wood, limb cast, and otheropaltypes.OpalGemMines&MiningClaims for sale. Information about the Royal Peacock, Rainbow Ridge and BonanzaOpal MinesFee Digs and theVirgin Valley OpalandMines. Information about the otherminesincluding ...

  • 'OPAL QUEEN3' 21 acre Lode Claim in Lake, Ore. Troy +

    'OPAL QUEEN3' 21 acre Lode Claim in Lake, Ore. Troy

    OPAL QUEEN 3 is a 20.66-acre active mining claim in Lake, Oregon owned by Troy Newman. Ownership and use of this claim is overseen by the Bureau of Land Management's Lakeview District Office under the serial number ORMC174217. The last action for this claim occurred on July 16, 2019. Information on the claim was last updated on July 17, 2019.

  • JuniperMountain FireOpal Scott's Rock and Gem +

    JuniperMountain FireOpal Scott's Rock and Gem

    The morning of the dig day came bright and gorgeous as the sun rose along lines of glowing gold quaking aspens near theOregonHighway 140 Quartz Mountain Pass access road to theminingclaim. An interesting and chilling historical note: On May 5th, 1945, a Reverend named Archie Mitchell, his wife and five Sunday school students arrived at ...

  • OpalQueenMiningCompany +

    OpalQueenMiningCompany

    TheOpalQueenMiningCompany is not open to the public at this time. We do have some stones for sale. Cut and uncut, but there are not many and they are very expensive. They are very rare and really very hard to find. Most of the time, unless you are in a pocket. Lately, …

  • Royal PeacockOpal Mine Home +

    Royal PeacockOpal Mine Home

    Since 1981, the Royal Peacock Opal Mine has been open to the public as a pay-to-dig mine. It has yielded countless world-class precious opal specimens during that time.

  • Pay to DigMinesforOregonSunstone, Thunder Eggs, and Gold +

    Pay to DigMinesforOregonSunstone, Thunder Eggs, and Gold

    Oregonhas several publicminesthat are primarily located in two area. In south centralOregon, there are manyminingoperations near the town of Plush where you can search forOregonSunstone. In centralOregon, you can find thunder eggs and other fun mineral specimens.

  • OregonRockhounding Map Free Fee Sites OregonDiscovery +

    OregonRockhounding Map Free Fee Sites OregonDiscovery

    The high desert and forest of Central Oregon provide great opportunities to find high-quality thundereggs, geodes, agate, jasper, petrified wood, limb casts, and obsidian. Eastern and Southeastern Oregon are known to be the regions with the great source of agate, jasper, thundereggs, geodes, petrified wood, and …

  • SpencerOpal Mines +

    SpencerOpal Mines

    Opals“Opalis the world’s most popular phenomenal gem. Many cultures have creditedopalwith supernatural origins and powers. Arabic legends say it falls from the heavens in flashes of lightning “ ... ©2021 SpencerOpal Mines— Website Design by Riverbend Digital ...

  • Jawbone Flats OpalCreek Ancient Forest Center +

    Jawbone Flats OpalCreek Ancient Forest Center

    Mining at Opal Creek was never very profitable, and by the time snow damaged the Jawbone Flats buildings in the 1950s, operations had all but ceased. In 1944, James Hewitt’s daughter Dolores had married future Oregon governor Vic Atiyeh, fatefully introducing the Atiyeh family to Opal Creek.

  • OregonGemstones Sunstone, Thundereggs,Opaland More +

    OregonGemstones Sunstone, Thundereggs,Opaland More

    A Diversity of Gems.Oregonis one of the nation's leading states for the production of gemstones.These gemstones are mostly a result of the state's long volcanic history.Oregon's famous sunstone is produced from basalt flows, thundereggs are formed in rhyolite, and the silica that produced much ofOregon'sopal, agate, and jasper was dissolved from volcanic rocks by hot groundwater.

  • OpalButte, Morrow Co.,Oregon, USA +

    OpalButte, Morrow Co.,Oregon, USA

    OpalButte, Morrow Co.,Oregon, USA : Extra Lapis - English No. 10Opal

  • Virgin Valley Opal Mines Fee Digs Mining +

    Virgin Valley Opal Mines Fee Digs Mining

    Feb 19, 2020· Severalminesare open to rockhounds for fee digging of precious black, crystal, fire, conk, wood, limb cast, and otheropaltypes.OpalGemMines&MiningClaims for sale. Information about the Royal Peacock, Rainbow Ridge and BonanzaOpal MinesFee Digs and theVirgin Valley OpalandMines. Information about the otherminesincluding ...

  • Oregon prospector finds opals in themthar hills +

    Oregon prospector finds opals in themthar hills

    Sep 15, 2009·Oregon prospector finds opals in themthar hills Brian Bolin was a down-on-his-luck would-be gold prospector last August when he kicked a rock and something shiny caught his eye.

  • American Fire Opal More, Home of the Juniper Ridge Opal Mine +

    American Fire Opal More, Home of the Juniper Ridge Opal Mine

    American Fire Opal & More, Home of the Juniper Ridge Opal Mine, Klamath Falls,Oregon. 2,272 likes · 3 talking about this. This page is dedicated the beauty of the American FireOpaland other gem...

  • Oregon Historical Mining Information Large Format Mine +

    Oregon Historical Mining Information Large Format Mine

    PacificOpal Mines: Map of PacificOpal Minesw/ adjacent lands and improvements: 1897: 1:7920: Baker: Lower Burnt River : PacificOpal Mines: Map of PacificOpal Minesw/ adjacent lands and improvements: 1897: 1:7920: Baker: Mormon Basin: Condor Gold Claims: Property of Condor GoldMinesInc. 1933: 1:3600: Baker: Mormon Basin: Condor Gold ...

  • OpalButte, Morrow Co.,Oregon, USA +

    OpalButte, Morrow Co.,Oregon, USA

    OpalButte, Morrow Co.,Oregon, USA : Extra Lapis - English No. 10Opal

  • OpalCreek Ancient Forest Center +

    OpalCreek Ancient Forest Center

    OpalCreek Ancient Forest Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a base of operations in the historicminingtown of Jawbone Flats in theOpalCreek Wilderness Area and an administrative office in Portland, Ore. Jawbone Flats is privately-owned and maintained, and is surrounded by federal land managed by the Detroit Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service.

  • PublicOpal MininginOregon MC Machinery +

    PublicOpal MininginOregon MC Machinery

    Where to FindOpalsinOregon? 10Best Tracking Gemstones in The Pacific Northwestto See A Change of ColorOregon's OpalsFee-DigMining Oregon's Morrow County is the site of a largeopal miningoperation in an area calledOpalButte. Although these deposits were identified in the 1800s, they were not mined until 1988 when West Coast Gemstones, Inc. began work there.

  • Royal PeacockOpal Mine Opal MiningNevada +

    Royal PeacockOpal Mine Opal MiningNevada

    The Royal PeacockOpal minehas been a family affair since officially opening for business in 1981. Very fewopal minesin the world produce this extremely rare and mysterious semi-precious gemstone, and the Virgin Valley in Nevada is one of them. Check outopal miningin Nevada here.

  • Pay to DigMinesforOregonSunstone, Thunder Eggs, and Gold +

    Pay to DigMinesforOregonSunstone, Thunder Eggs, and Gold

    Oregonhas several publicminesthat are primarily located in two area. In south centralOregon, there are manyminingoperations near the town of Plush where you can search forOregonSunstone. In centralOregon, you can find thunder eggs and other fun mineral specimens.

  • Dig For Your Own Opals AtThis One Of A KindOpal MineIn +

    Dig For Your Own Opals AtThis One Of A KindOpal MineIn

    Apr 20, 2019·Dig For Your Own Opals AtThis One-Of-A-KindMineIn Nevada. The blackopalis 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 preciousopalbeds and remote scenery.

  • Rainbow RidgeOpal Mine +

    Rainbow RidgeOpal Mine

    Themining. We are open to the public as a fee digmineeach summer from Memorial weekend until mid-September. We offer several ways to experienceopal miningin Virgin Valley; tailings digging and virgin ground loads. Check theminingpage for current pricing as well as an explanation of the digging options, along with important tips.

  • Where ToFind Opals In Washington State (Best Locations +

    Where ToFind Opals In Washington State (Best Locations

    The state of Washington offers rockhounds an abundant, and almost endless number of destinations to find and collect geological treasures. From jasper, agates, petrified wood, fossils and many other types of rocks and precious stones.Almost anywhere you look in the state, Washington has something to offer. And even though many of these kinds of rocks, minerals and gemstones are very abundant ...

  • You Can Dig ForOpalsAt This Unique Idaho State Park +

    You Can Dig ForOpalsAt This Unique Idaho State Park

    Apr 18, 2019·Opalsare the second largest contributor to the total value of gem material produced here in Idaho, and the SpencerOpal Mineis the largest producer in the state. Each year, themineopens itself to visitors who would like to try their luck at digging for their own precious gems.

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