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Address: 7879 Hwy 97, Vernon, British Columbia V1T 6M2 , Canada
Phone Number: 2505421103
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Canada's first precious opal mine is operated by Opal Resources Canada Inc....

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 15, 2015
Gail A
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Calgary, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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36 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I checked out the website before visiting the area and found they were open until 5pm weekdays. We visited just after lunch on a Wednesday...no one there, the place locked up tighter than a drum. No signs, no nothing. I had the distinct feeling that this property is no longer in business. Quite disappointing as there had been a nice... More 

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Thank Gardiner W
Central Saanich, Canada
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I am a rockhound and member of three Lapidary clubs in BC. I am not an expert, but I am not naive either. I looked over the specimens of Opal cabuchons, asked for prices on a few and was given prices that I know are way out of line. I have bought beautiful AAA grade 6mm (1/4") blue opals online... More 

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6 Thank Tracy P
Sicamous, Canada
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This place has not changed the few tourist that are finding opals are not from the slag heap.Bob has a new way of doing things when your not looking he takes pieces from the gift store and throws them in the heap so that you feel like you have found something.You haven't,you should have bought from the gift shop because... More 

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5 Thank tiffany p
opalminer, Owner at Klinker Opal Property, responded to this review

The statements and accusation made in this review do not justify a response. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Seven of us (four adults and 3 children all under 11 yrs old) left the shop on Hwy97 at 9:15 am. None of us knew what to expect. Bob gave us a brief rundown before we left as to what we would be looking for. For my part, I knew I wanted to find precious opal and somewhat naively I... More 

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Thank Gary B
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I was more than pleasantly surprised. I thought Bob was very friendly,helpful, and informative. The trip to the mine was rough and steep in places but no problem with 2 wheel drive and good ground clearance.I got a few gem quality opals very happy!

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Thank Richard S
Kirkland, Washington
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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2 Thank Verdaf
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 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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1 Thank Gail A
Lakefield, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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2 Thank Con789
red deer
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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8 Thank rjcfoodies
Kelowna, Canada
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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7 Thank nowhitewinters
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 

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