Virgin Valley Opals-Black Rock Desert, NV






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Royal Peacock Mining Co:Nice find
http://www.royalpeacock.com/

Opal Queen Mining Co:
http://www.opalqueen.com/

Bonanza Opal Mines Inc:
http://www.bonanzaopals.com/

Rainbow Ridge Opal, Inc:
www.nevadaopal.com 

America's Opal
http://www.virginvalleyopal.com/

American Opal Society:
http://www.opalsociety.org/

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology:
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/ 

Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge:
http://sheldon-hartmtn.fws.gov/index.html

40 Common Minerals (Thanks, Nick!)
http://www.larsonjewelers.com/40-common-minerals.aspx

Guide to Diamonds, Rocks and Minerals (Thanks, Kendal!)
http://www.casorojewelrysafes.com/guide-to-diamonds-rocks-and-minerals

Home Hobbies: Rock Collecting (Thanks to Ms. Ashford's class!)
http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/rock-collecting/#.WQPSTdwrLeQ

Guide to Geos (Thanks, Megan!)
https://online.maryville.edu/education-degrees/guide-to-geodes/

Free Gemology Courses (Thanks, Paul!)
https://beyond4cs.com/free-gemology-courses-and-resources

A Visual Representation of Mohs Hardness Scale (Thanks, Piper!)
https://www.alansfactoryoutlet.com/the-hardness-of-metals-a-visual-representation-of-mohs-scale

Home Rock Collecting Guide (Thanks, Denise!)
https://householdquotes.co.uk/home-rock-collecting/


Panoramic Views:
Thanks to Ron Morgan for contributing these fantastic 360 views of Virgin Valley sites:

Campgrounds/ Hot Spring

Rainbow Ridge Opal Mine


The following is a partial list of publications which have featured articles about Virgin Valley Opals:

Rock and Gem Magazine 2/95, 10/92,

Lapidary Journal 6/96, 6/89, 6/94, 8/56, 3/71

Rocks and Minerals Magazine 10/77, 10/77, 8/69, 11/65,\

American Gem Trails, by Richard M. Pearl. Copyright 1964, McGraw Hill Book Co., NY


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