Spencer Opal Mines

Located just 60 miles miles Northwest of Rexburg you can find an incredible opal mine! Opals are the second largest contributor to the total value of gem material produced. The Spencer Opal Mine is the major producer in the state. There are many different type of Opals like black opal, Mexican fire opal, precious fire opal, white opals and many others that you can find at Spencer Opal Mines.

Some things to keep in mind when you head out to Spencer Opal Mines:

  1. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for kids to dig. This fee will allow you to take 1 lb of rock.
  2. The mines are open from 9 am- 5 pm everyday of the week. There is also a gift shop that is open from 9 am- 7 pm.
  3. Open toed shoes are not allowed.
  4. Eye protection must be worn at all times.
  5. Bring your own tools (hammer, spray bottle, and garden claw)
  6. There is a great cafe that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

If you are willing to spend a little time there you are sure to find an opal to take home!

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  • People at Spencer Opal Mines
    People come from all over to spend time collecting opal.
  • Mining at Spencer Opal Mines
    Spencer Opal Mines is open to anyone to find the best Opals in the area.
  • Shot of Spencer Opal Mines
    Here in an entire shot of the Spencer Opal Mines area.
  • Opal from Spencer Opal Mines
    An Opal that was found at Spencer Opal Mines which is just 58 miles from Rexburg.
  • Gift Shop at Spencer Opal Mines
    The Gift Shop is open from 9 am- 7 pm.
  • Location of the Cafe
    The Cafe at Spencer Opal Mines is located close to the mini mines.
  • A view from the parking lot
    A view of the mini mine and the Cafe from the parking lot.
  • Top view of Spencer Opal mine
    You can see several of the features of the park including, the mines and the cafe.
  • Cut Opals from the Spencer Opal Mine
    Cut Opals from the Spencer Opal Mine

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