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Good place to buy US opal triplets

There are nicely designed opal triplets and solid opals (if you like the white ones) for reasonable... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
Cassandra M
Opal is abundant

It was warm, so take sunscreen and glasses. Make sure you have water bottles to spray rocks as well... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2017
Casper, United States
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27 Opal Ave, Spencer, ID 83446-5002
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

A fun adventure looking for opals. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Found a few opals, learned a lot, and had a good time.

Thank Laura P
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Interesting place and out of the way, but definitely worth the trip. Digging for opals was a fun experience.

Thank IdahoNanita
Reviewed August 8, 2018

This is a nice family friendly stop and we found lots of good opal samples. We have gone here plenty of times and will go again and again.

Thank Zerry G
Reviewed July 19, 2018

There are nicely designed opal triplets and solid opals (if you like the white ones) for reasonable prices--especially set in silver. This location was sold to the present owners a few years ago. You can still mine for opals for a $20 fee. The new...More

1  Thank Cassandra M
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

There is road construction so a pain to get off and on freeway. There is a gem store with restaurant that behind it you can look through the tailings of the opal mine to see if they missed any. It's cheap entertainment for myself and...More

1  Thank Stephanie A
Reviewed September 29, 2017

Drove from Victor Idaho, about two hours, to do some opal mining. We had brought our tools with us from Michigan because this was one of the activities we had planned while visiting SE Idaho. The only day of the week we were in Idaho...More

11  Thank Doug G
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Could hardly pull my hubby away and I myself could spend eternity here. So fun and had an amazing find! Everyone there is so awesome, such good people who are the nicest folks you'll meet. They give you a crash course at...More

1  Thank Laura L
Reviewed August 2, 2017

The rules have changed since we originally checked into this. Visitors were once able to go in to the actual mining area to dig for opals. However, when we got there visitors are only allowed to dig through the leavings brought down from the actual...More

9  Thank on2teaching
Reviewed July 5, 2017

It was warm, so take sunscreen and glasses. Make sure you have water bottles to spray rocks as well as pick and or shovel for breaking and moving rock. Everyone is very helpful and friendly.

1  Thank amandamL104YS
Reviewed June 27, 2017

Of Course nothing in life is 100%, but it seems like everyone walks away with a fire opal here. My wife loves opals so I figured we like sapphire mining in Montana, let's give this a try. We asked a family leaving if they got...More

3  Thank TyroneM718
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April 6, 2017|
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Response from LightingBolts | Reviewed this property |
I need to write a review Richardson’s Rock Ranch! Great place to start. To answer your question about the Spencer Opal Mine. I can't, but you need to call ahead to make sure they are open and find out what they have done out... More
Richard C
February 17, 2017|
Response from LightingBolts | Reviewed this property |
The contact info should be online.