Virgin Valley Opals-Black Rock Desert, NV

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Getting to Virgin Valley:
From Lakeview Oregon:
Go east on Hwy 140 about 85 miles. When you pass a rest area on the right you are about 1/2 mile from the dirt road which turns right to the free campground and Opal Mines.
From Winnemucca, Nevada:
Take Hwy 95 North approximately 35 mines to Hwy 140 and turn left. When you reach Denio Junction, Hwy 140 will again turn left. It is approximately 25 miles from Denio Junction on Hwy 140 to the graded dirt road that turns left to the free campground.

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Collection sites and public campground Virgin Valley opal collection sites and campground location - Map

Rockhounders map of the area from Alturas, CA to Denio, NV. Shows access roads, collection sites for many types of rocks and minerals. Virgin Valley collection sites are highlighted. Rockhounding locations - map

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