Information on possible trip to Kokopelli Opals – http://www.kokopelliopals.com/

Notes on the trip by Sandy White – “The owner is Tim Church, phone 530-533-3359. They are located near Denio, NV, which is in the northwest corner of the state. They bulldoze crumbly, white matrix off the face of the mine and you can work through this material and I think he said you can scrape the wall as well. There are some other tailing piles you can work as well. The elevation is 5200 feet (high desert) so it isn’t terribly hot there, but most people go in the morning before it warms up. They have about a half hour meeting at 8 to discuss what to look for, and how to get it. Probably a squirt bottle would be helpful. There is camping and RV hookups at the nearby Royal Peacock mine. The usual rate is $160/day, but he gives discounts to groups, seniors and veterans. He’s not sure how late they will be open this year, but it might even be until October. They are open 7 days a week.”

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