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Spencer Opal Mines

Address
27 Opal Ave.
Spencer, ID 83446
Phone
(208) 374-5476
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Adventure Activities, General Services

Description

At Spencer’s Opal we try to bring the beauty of Opals to life. Our top of the market miners help us mine beautiful opals, just for you. Then they are washed, polished, and cut to make a variety of jewelry and gifts. Opal is brittle, heat sensitive, and breaks and scratches easily; additionally, some varieties self- destruct through the loss of water. Even with these drawbacks, opal’s unsurpassed beauty guarantees its status as a premier gemstone. The derivation of its name even adds to its position. 

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Yes that’s right, the mini mine is open to all rock hounds and adventurers who want to dig their own opal. The mini mine is conveniently located behind the Opal Country Cafe. Material is brought down from the main mine and placed within the mini mine allowing professionals and beginners alike to dig their own opals.

Price

The cost for digging is $20.00 for adults (13 and up) $10.00 for kids (5-12). We do not allow kids under 5 years of age. The fee you pay for digging allows you to take out one (1) pound of rock, additional pounds are $10.00 each.

Digging Info

Every one that is digging must have eye protection (safety glasses, or sun glasses), tools ( hammer, spray bottle, and garden claw) and good shoes, open toed shoes, flip-flops and sandals will NOT be allowed. Digging tools will not be provided, so please bring your own. You can dig 7 days a week ( memorial day to labor day, after and before those dates please call for days and times) from 9 am to 5 pm. You should allow your self at least an hour or two for digging

Mini Mine Rules:

    1. Check in at the shop before entering
    2. Safety Glasses / eye protection are Required by everyone
    3. NO rock throwing
    4. No Pets
    5. ALL children must be accompanied by an adult
    6. ALL rocks will be sorted and chipped in the stockpile, not on the deck of the Cafe
    7. When finished, weigh out rocks in the shop
    8. Open toed shoes or sandals are not allowed

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