A group of precious opal lode mining claims known as the Little Pebble, Phantam, Peacock #s 2-4, Royal Peacock #s 1-2, Northern Lights, and April Fool Millsite.
Photo: Christopher Wentzell
Originally discovered about 1911. Originally owned by Rhinehart & Archevaletta in the 1920's to 1930's. Relocated by Flora Loughead ("Lockheed") and Mark Foster in 1937. Acquired by the Wilson family around 1942 as a "toss-in" for purchasing the April Fool fluorescent opal claims. It has been operated as a commercially productive opal mine and fee dig for many decades. Many large and valuable gem and specimen opals have been recovered from this mine.
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var: Black Opal
var: Precious Fire Opal
var: Precious Opal
var: Wood Opal
6 entries listed. 1 valid mineral.
Localities in this Region
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Eckert, Allan W. (1997) The World of Opals. (Wiley & Sons, New York); pages 310-11.
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New Locality Added: Mesa do Chocalhinho Mine, São Salvador, Odemira, Beja District, PortugalFrom Rui Nunes, 20th Dec 2014 22:49:58