We went to the opal mine in August 2012 for my daughter's birthday experience as she loves rocks and gems and jewelry. We'd been to the shop on a previous holiday two years earlier and learned about the "You Dig" opportunity. Bob and his wife (I'm sorry I didn't catch her name) are the nicest people and were very helpful and knowledgable guides. For the dig itself, we rented an SUV as the road up to the site is rather rocky. Take sunscreen and some kind of beach umbrella/sunshade if you go in summer. The site is out in the open but the scenery is quite beautiful and peaceful up on the mountainside. Bob gave a great tutorial on finding common and precious opals. Obviously no one could ever guarantee that you will find something. We were fortunate to find one good precious opal each but also found agate and lots of the white common opal. Their son Chris is a talented jeweller and will be cutting our stones for us into some beautiful pieces. Just looking at the pieces we collected, he knew exactly what could be done with them and it fit our tastes perfectly. Since getting home, I've told many friends about our wonderful and unique holiday and some plan on going themselves. Can't wait to see the cut opals!! Thank you to Opal Resources for making my daughter's 20th birthday a fun and memorable experience!!
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