Spencer, Idaho: Dig Your Own Opals

Rock hounds pay to dig around a privately owned field/mine that yields opals, a gemstone. Store sells 'em.

Spencer Opal Mines

27 Opal Way, Spencer, ID
Spencer Opal Mine and Store, I-15 exit 180, turn east, then north on Old Hwy 91, store is on left.
Daily Mem. Day-Labor Day 9-5, other seasons by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $10, kids 5-12 $5, under 4 not permitted.
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Dig Your Own Opals

My family and I own a store and opal mine in Spencer. My father-in-law started the opal mine in 1968. In the summer months we open the mine to rock hounds and whoever wants to dig for opals. We attract people from all around the world.

[Gary Dodson, 01/18/1999]

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