Dominion Opal Mines of Virgin Valley Nevada

WELCOME TO DOMINION OPAL MINES OF VIRGIN VALLEY, NEVADA:

Home of the world-famousVirgin Valley Black Fire Opal & source of the world's finest collector Gem Opal Specimens
 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.

The DOMINION OPAL MINE Group originally consisted of 10 LODE mining claims staked in 2004 for known lodes.  Several claims have been sold, while Al Wentzell still owns the 3 main core claims (WRT Pleasures, WRT Moonbeams Child, and WRT Stonetree LODES, BLM-NMC#865653-865655).   The Stonetree was discovered and known prior to 1913 and reported on by Sterrett in the US Geological Survey reports, and later about 1916 was renamed the "Giant Tree Opal Mine" and subsequently acquired by Flora Lockheed,  which she sold to the Rainbow Ridge Mining Company in 1917 or 1918 with all of her other claims in the Valley.  The Rainbow Ridge Company decided to focus on the deposits and claims making up the Rainbow Ridge Mine.   Subsequently the Stonetree was later relocated by others and sold to Ruth Branch-Mayberry in 19___.  She relocated it in 1966 as a placer (improperly as it is a lode deposit), and in 1979 sold the placer claim to a group of ten (10) owners including the Brashears.   In 2011 the BLM voided the placer claim, leaving Wentzell as the sole owner of the Stonetree.

The current (2019) owners of the WRT claims are as follows:

  1. WRT Pleasures, NMC#865653, Al Wentzell/Wentzell Trust
  2. WRT Moonbeams Child, NMC#865654, Al Wentzell/Wentzell Trust
  3. WRT Stonetree, NMC#865655, Al Wentzell/Wentzell Trust
  4. WRT Black Beauty, NMC#865656, Thomas Schaefer
  5. WRT Fireworks, NMC#865657, Adam Barger
  6. WRT Cloud Nine, NMC#________, Troy Newman
  7. WRT Fiery Embers, NMC #865659, Robert Macdonald
  8. WRT Fiddles & Diddles Opal, NMC#865660, John & Holly Pobitschka;
  9. WRT Dominion Opal #1, NMC___________, Chris Wentzell
  10. WRT Virgin Desert Flame, now renamed "Desert Flame" NMC#________, Chris Wentzell
  11. A large number of other claims have also been located on all of the surrounding ground of the deposit and group.  All of the claimholders referenced above are individual owners, none are related parties.  The only unclaimed ground consists of too much overburden.  Discovery exists for each claim.  
  12. For legal information about lode vs placer claims in Virgin Valley, read this LINK.


For a history of the other mines in Virgin Valley, CLICK HERE.

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DOMINION OPAL MINES (& EXPLORATION) ESTABL. 1994 ON SITE IN VIRGIN VALLEY NEVADA'S OPAL FIELDS - THE ORIGINAL & TRUSTED SOURCE OF QUALITY OPAL MINING CLAIMS

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VIRGIN VALLEY OPAL NEVADA OPAL MINES, home of the world-famous Nevada Black Fire Opal and source of the world's finest opal specimens and collector opal 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.  Virgin Valley Nevada Opals, Mines, and Mining Claims for sale, Nevada Opals, Gemstones and information about Virgin Valley Opals and the Opal Mines and fee digs.  Information about other opal mines including Kokopelli Opal Mine and John Church Swordfish Mining Opal.