CONTACT ME if you have any needs or questions!  I would be happy to help and I always sign a confidentiality agreement and (non-competition clause, when needed, so long as it does not interfere with my existing matters).

MINING CLAIM SERVICES, ASSESSMENT WORK, CLAIM STAKING, & CONSULTING regarding the Virgin Valley Opal Mines, Mining Claims and Opal Deposits

         I have long been in the business of prospecting, staking claims, re-staking claims, performing assessment work, mining, sales, and doing viability studies of gem, mineral and lapidary deposits, and finding lost mines and new deposits.  Research at the local, State, and Federal and level, including historical collections and archives.  On-site & off-site studies and consulting/research have included (but not limited to): Land status and areas open to location; discovery; extent and limits of deposit; small mining by hand vs use of equipment and permitting; location and staking; value and marketing of a particular mineral or material; whether extension claims are needed, issues regarding extralateral rights, lode vs placer location, access rights and issues; Historical background on a particular deposit or property; etc.  I offer full consulting services relating to prospecting, mining, and sale of gem and lapidary materials.  My consulting services are offered only for crystal, mineral specimen, gemstone, and lapidary material claims, with special expertise on the Virgin Valley Nevada Opal deposits.  I do not offer any services relating to gold or metals (I can refer you to someone for gold etc- if  you need someone).  I can also evaluate or appraise Virgin Valley Nevada Opals (see link HERE) and Gem/Mineral Collections (LINK HERE).  For mining claim matters, I generally hire out at:


IN-SEASON (June 01 thru October 15):

  • $65.-/hr**;
  • $250.-/day**;
  • $2000.-/week**;
  • $______.-/project**;
  • **PLUS any other related expenses.

OFF-SEASON (October 16 thru May 31): To be announced or Contact Me.

MILITARY VETERAN and Public Service (Police, FBI, Firefighter/EMT):  50% off discount on all service rates in Virgin Valley and 33% off discount on all mining claims-  This is my small way of saying "THANK YOU" for your service, defending our Constitution and our Country, and saving lives.

WATCHMEN Service, in- season, starting $____/;
WATCHMEN Service, off-season, starts $____/. 

More services will be added in 2020, please check back!

Dominion Opal Mines of Virgin Valley Nevada


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.