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Please read, as this contains information for the upcoming 2022 summer season...

Official Press Release from Spencer Opal Mines and the Opal Country Cafe:

It has come to our attention that as the world changes, so must we. With the rising cost of, well, everything, we are going to choose at this time to be permanently done with digging. With the last couple of years, the cost of insurance that we are required to carry, regardless of how few or how many people we have, is steadily on the rise. Because of this, we don’t feel that it’s going to decrease in the next several years. 

At this time, we are choosing to be permanently done with digging. We still cannot condone charging people more than $200 per person to come out and dig, especially if you have a large family. Since we have always built this as a family activity, we decided that those fees would be better served in other places.

We are still going to have plenty of rocks to buy. We are going to have it in the usual forms of by the piece and by the pound: 1 pound, 2 pound, 5 pound, and 10 pound bags and boxes, as well as 2 1/2 gallon and 5 gallon buckets. 

Yes, we are most definitely open all summer, and the shop will be open 9 to 5 Thursday through Monday, and closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. You’ll have the option of picking up your rock material in the shop, as well as ordering it and having it shipped to you at home. 

In other less depressing and slightly more exciting news, we’re going to go back to cooking! Remember that Triplet Burger? You can eat those again! Remember the World’s Greatest Patty Melts? Guess what we’re making!? And don’t forget about those fries! Again, the café will be open 9 to 5 Thursday through Monday and closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Depending on how the world and its supply chain issues change, we will adjust our menu accordingly. 

We will still be doing deck seating as well as take away, because we’re going to leave the rock shop intact. But you’ll still have the option of taking it home with you, or sitting out on the deck! I know it’s not what we were all hoping for, but we’ll take some wins where we can get them! 

We look forward to seeing everybody this upcoming summer, but like we’ve said, we’re not really sure what day we will be opening as we still have a lot of snow. But as we get closer to opening, we’ll be sure to post it on all of our major media sites. Have a wonderful summer, and we hope to see you soon.

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