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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:

The time has come that you’ve all been waiting for! We are going to return to digging! However, it will come conditionally, so please make sure to read all rules before coming out to dig. It is imperative because things are going to be changing, and I don’t want anyone to be disappointed.
As of the month of July, we will be returning to digging, however it will only be Saturdays and Sundays for now. We’re going to run it in 23 hour blocks, from 9 AM to 12 PM, and from 1 PM to 4 PM, at this time, the charge will be $75 per person per day. You may purchase a whole day pass, for $125. Good news to the price increase though, we will be giving you 2 gallon buckets, that you may put as much or as little in as you like, as long as it’s a level bucket full, you can take anything you can put in the bucket. You will be given one bucket for a half day, and two buckets for a full day.
At this time what our insurance will allow will be persons over the age of 16. So in order to dig you must be over the age of 16 with a valid form of ID that we may use when you come in to sign the waiver.
You will still need to be wearing appropriate clothing, close toed shoes are a must, no vented or open toed shoes at all, i.e. crocs, they must be close toed shoes. Safety glasses must be worn at all times from the time you enter the gate until the time you leave, and basic common sense clothing like sunscreen and that kind of stuff would also be appropriate.
If you have questions please call our shop it’s 208-374-5476 and remember at this time digging will only be Saturdays and Sundays, and you must be over the age of 16.

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