Virgin Valley Opals

Latepost

Returned home from mining this year, wondering how the fairly huge Opal limb cast turned out. It is almost unrecognizable! I was looking for something black, the way I remember this opal looked like after digging it out. Apparently, it turned out white in the middle...

Huge Hot Sale!

We are Celebrating our 10 years of seasonal Opal mining! (These Deals will End this year!) DON'T MISS OUT! HURRY UP IT WILL LAST ONLY UNTIL 31 December 2023!) After another successful Mining season this year and in response to the bad economy and Corona impacts...

Opal Mining

Opal Mining

There are several Opal mines in Virgin Valley, Nevada within the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. A Beautiful place to visit, not only for enjoying the view and wildlife but also for mining Opal. Some mines offer digging in theTailing, while other mines offer digging...

Wire Wrapped Jewelry

Flower Pendant with Opal in the center In the very beginning of our journey to the United States, gold mining was our first goal of our adventure that we had in mind. Then we started to join a rock club to hunt and learn different kinds of semi precious stones with...

SLAB’s WOODOPALS

Hey Guys, right now we are working on slabbed woodopals. After about 6 years on the drying shelve, we finally work on some those Opal's slabs. It looks like we have some conk pattern on the left bottom of the pictures below, though it has no color of play. On either...

Wood Opals

Virgin Valley's Wood Opals belong to the most unique Opals in the world. That drives us to the Valley every season. Our six years experience of mining and opals treatment shows us again and again, how beautiful Wood Opals can be. We believe our opals have the...

Seasonal Journey

It's been tough for all of us, almost all year long now with this Covid Virus. We thought, first we were going to skip our journey to look for Opal this season. The Mine Board finally decided to open the Mine for Shareholders only without opening for public, fee...

Winter Collections

Warm around the Neck Our winter assortment is on sale for you guys…a bit warm in the cold winter around the neck is always good, I thought… so why don't wear a fabric necklace instead. My partner is preparing some awesome opals, meantime I keep learning how to use...

Ancient Wood Opal Rescue

Following a short article, how to rescue ancient wood combined with precious Opal. It happens, that we are finding Wood that contains Opal in or around it. Some times it is very disintegrated, fibrous and very brittle. Heavily disintegrated wood, just fibers left, 10...