Home of the world-famousVirgin Valley Black Fire Opal & source of the world's finest Opal Specimens and opal collector gems.
 Several mines are open to rockhounds for fee digging of  precious black, crystal, fire, and other opal types. Opal Gem Mines & Mining Claims for sale.  Links to the Royal Peacock, Rainbow Ridge and Bonanza Opal Mines Fee Digs with information on the Virgin Valley Opal and Mines.  DOMINION OPAL MINES  is a private group of claims and mines which is not open to the public but I provide limited info on the public opal mines and fee digs.  There are opal mines and mining claims for sale in Virgin Valley, Nevada, HERE and HERE.  Glass Display Domes with Stoppers for displaying wet opals are for sale HERE.  There are some Virgin Valley Opals for sale HERE with links to more sellers.  For more detailed information on Virgin Valley Opal you can visit THIS SITE.

Dominion Opal Mines of Virgin Valley Nevada

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Contact AL WENTZELL, owner



Eff. 6/12/2019, The DOMINION OPAL MINE holdings are owned/held by:


  • Alvin W. Wentzell Jr., Trustor/Trustee
  • Chris Wentzell, Contingent Legal Proceedings Trustee

  THANKS FOR VISITING.... Dominion Opal Mines Virgin Valley Nevada Opal Mines and Mining Claims for Sale  

       My Dominion/WRT claims are NOT open to public collecting, digging, touring, rockhounding, leasing or sale. Mineral trespass will be dealt with both criminally and civilly.  I have agents who monitor the claims.  NOBODY, including JOHN CHURCH OF SWORDFISH MINING DOES NOT HAVE ANY RIGHT TO CHARGE YOU A FEE OR GIVE YOU A 'TOUR" OF MY CLAIMS OR TO DIG ON MY CLAIMS-- THIS INCLUDES  MY CLAIM WHICH HAS THE HUGE PETRIFIED LOG OR TREE KNOWN AS THE STONE TREE AND THE ADJACENT SURROUNDING CLAIMS IN VIRGIN VALLEY.....  AND IF HE DOES OR OFFERS TO PLEASE NOTIFY ME IMMEDIATELY!!!    He has no rights to MY claims whatsoever!!!  IF you see any of this activity by John Church or anyone else, please do 3-4 things: (1) CONTACT ME with details (info and/or form below); (2) CONTACT US Fish & Wildlife Ranger in Virgin Valley with details; and (3) CONTACT and report details to the HUMBOLDT COUNTY SHERIFF in Winnemucca, Nevada; CONTACT and report details to the HUMBOLDT COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY in Winnemucca Nevada; and, (5) get photos and videos if you can and forward them to all of us.   THANK YOU!!!! 

 My remaining 3 claims in the WRT/Stonetree/Dominion Opal Group are not for sale and are being privately worked.  I have agents who dig on the claims each year performing work and mining opals.  The opals are brought back to South Dakota for processing and sales.  All sales and business is conducted in the state of South Dakota.
      To report mineral trespass, illegal guiding/touring on,  theft, or damage to my claim properties, or to contact me about other issues affecting or regarding the claims, please CONTACT ME at the following:

AL WENTZELL, sole owner
tel:  605-881-0626
email:  dominionopal@gmail.com                 


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