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Address: 7879 Hwy 97 | P.O. Box 298, Vernon, British Columbia V1T 6M2 , Canada
Phone Number: 2505421103
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Description: Canada's first precious opal mine is operated by Opal Resources Canada...
Canada's first precious opal mine is operated by Opal Resources Canada Inc. Browse through the Opal Miners Gift Shop in Vernon & select a fine piece of opal jewellery or other opal item to remember your visit to the Okanagan. Arrange a day trip to go opal digging to unearth your own treasure. Advanced booking required for digging trips.
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Seems like we caught the gentleman at a bad time, he wasn't very helpful. Similar to most rock and gem stones, prices not great. Jewellery could have been cleaned for display... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Kirkland, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

On my cross country trip to Canada this June I specifically choose a route to take me to Vernon so I could go on the tour. I discovered that they are only done on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I would only be passing thru and since i would be there on Tuesday I decided to visit the shop. We arrived... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Seems like we caught the gentleman at a bad time, he wasn't very helpful. Similar to most rock and gem stones, prices not great. Jewellery could have been cleaned for display, silver polished. May have been more interesting if we had the time to mine the opals.

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Lakefield, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A unappreciated, excellent quality, Canadian Gem. The season has not even started but the shop/store was open. The Opals are beautiful. I wish I had (hopefully will one day) been able to go to the mine. Still snow covered though. Bob is knowledgeable about his opal gems. Good experience, considering it was off season. Still came away with some nice... More 

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red deer
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

A very expensive trip. The opals are beautiful and it was fairly interesting. A friendly face and a welcome would have gone so far. We didn't bother to go back to the store front after the trip. Maybe she was just having a bad day

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Kelowna, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

In response to this businesses remarks regarding my review- perhaps you should learn something from the reviews you've had. Maybe it's fortunate for you that the rest of the tourists that were on this same trip as the three of us didn't write a review. We ALL felt the same. Learn from it instead of lashing out.

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opalminer, Owner at Klinker Opal Property, responded to this review

I thought I was being quite polite in my response -- I did not lash out but rather offered a different perspective. I'll try again. A agree some people are not as successful as others but still enjoy the experience we offer (everyone finds something) and some people just cannot be pleased as their expectations are too high. Cheers. More 

Vernon, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I was there a few years ago when I first moved here. Went on this expensive, dig for your own opals. Was a brutal trip in the hills and the group of us got to go through the rubble that had already been shredded for opals.... good luck trying to find anything. a long day really hard on your vehicle,... More 

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opalminer, Owner at Klinker Opal Property, responded to this review

Out of all the people who have gone to our site to dig for opal there have been a handful who have complained and you are one. Check out this story to see the other side. Following is an excerpt from an article published by Castanet titled 'Treasure-hunter-unearths-opals'. See pictures on our Facebook page and look up the rest of... More 

Red Deer, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is a cool little attraction to squeeze in if you have time. You can either go to just the gift shop which is reasonably priced considering it is real opal. Or you can go up to the mine and for $50 you can go and mine and take up to 5 pounds worth of opal, or materials you find.... More 

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371 reviews 371 reviews
242 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We stopped in here at the recommendation of fellow RVers across the street from this shop. It's like someone turned the front of their house into a storefront. You could hear someone doing dishes behind the shelves and a peak through the curtain showed someone has been sleeping on the couch with child's toys spread around. A man mumbled some... More 

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opalminer, Owner at Klinker Opal Property, responded to this review

Sorry, I must have been looking after my wife who is fighting cancer and cleaning up in the kitchen. Obviously our shop attendant was not there to greet you and I did not realize that. There was a bell to ring or perhaps you could have spoken out. The toys belong to my grand daughter who was spending some time... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I was there today looking for a rough opal. The owner was super nice. He's living his family's dream. It's the only precious opal mine in Canada!!!!!!!! I now have a lovely peice of my country that I am going to make into a lovely peice of jewlery that I am going to wear with loving pride. Thank you opal... More 

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Banff National Park, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here to inquire what the Cdn opals. The owner gave us a lot of information and was not at all pushy.

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Address: Address: 7879 Hwy 97 | P.O. Box 298, Vernon, British Columbia V1T 6M2 , Canada
Phone Number: 2505421103
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Vernon

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