A swimming pool and bath house are fed by a natural warm spring. There's fresh water available and pit toilets. The Virgin Valley is home to antelope, a wide variety of species of birds, and beautiful flowers.
The chance of finding an opal, especially the rare black opal, is what drives many to the farthest reaches of Nevada, a small community straddling the Nevada-Oregon border and the nearly pristine Virgin Valley. Call it a working vacation — one in which the potential payoff is personal rather than profitable. The stones, which come in many colors, all show internal, iridescent color.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found. Click on geological units on the map for more information.
While the high desert of northern Humboldt County, in Nevada may at first appear empty, unpopulated, and even desolate, you might be surprised to learn that within the Virgin Valley mining district, there are thousands of claims, some of them patented, which mean that the Federal Government has passed the title to the claim owner, making it private land. Here, a BLM sign points the way towards a precious opal mining adventure for those rockhounds who want to fee dig at one of the several mines that allow public digging. It's the middle of June, but this female still sports a bit of winter scruff and she might still need it.
My wife and I traveled with another couple from Klamath Falls Oregon to camp in our travel trailers It is an awesome place. Have been there for several years.
Nevada Black crystal opal. I'm the man with the best legal claims for sale. Please ignore the slander about me from the competition plastered on it's page.
Nevada is famous for its beautiful, colorful black Opal. The state contains some very rich precious opal beds and has produced some spectacular and extremely valuable specimens. The Virgin Valley opal beds in northwest Humboldt County are perhaps the most famous gemstone locality in Nevada.