While the high desert of northern Humboldt County, in Nevada may at first appear empty, unpopulated, and even desolate, you might be surprised to learn that within the Virgin Valley mining district, there are thousands of claims, some of them patented, which mean that the Federal Government has passed the title to the claim owner, making it private land. Here, a BLM sign points the way towards a precious opal mining adventure for those rockhounds who want to fee dig at one of the several mines that allow public digging. It's the middle of June, but this female still sports a bit of winter scruff and she might still need it. With elevations on the refuge ranging from to feet, cold temperatures are never far away.
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Nevada State Precious Gem: Virgin Valley Black Fire Opal
Free shipping. Ultra Rare Virgin Valley Opal. Note; This opal is all natural untreated from Virgin Valley, Nevada. Skip to main content. Email to friends Share on Facebook - opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter - opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest - opens in a new window or tab.
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A fragile and sensitive stone, Opal precipitates from a silica rich solution, leaving a solid gel in small veins or crusts or nodules in sandstone or limestone. Opal has many forms and colors. The basic groups are common opal, the red fire opal and the precious opals that include white, black, boulder, crystal and others. In Australia's rich opal deposits were discovered in New South Wales. Since then, Australia has continued to produce fine opals.