Royal Rainbow Opal Mine

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UPDATE Fall 2010: apparently the mine has been closed.

View from Royal Rainbow Opal Mine, looking southeast towards Black Rock Point

The Royal Rainbow Opal Mine located on private land, 13 miles north of Gerlach Nevada on Highway 34, then 35 miles north on Soldier Meadow road in the Calico Hills.

(Inquire at Bruno's Bar or the Gerlach Museum before heading out)

Accessible by 2wd year-round, but 4x4 is required to drive the ~0.9 miles to the mine site, ~500 feet up.

In 2002, Elselil Philipps ran the mine[1].

References

  1. Mark Vanderhoff, "Finding opals in the rough," Reno Gazette-Journal, 11-Sep-2002

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