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Turquoise Adventure

My wife and I never looked for turquoise before.We did dig for topaz in rock tailing piles before... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2016
Ivins, Utah
Royston "Rocks"

If you love turquoise this is the place to go! Office is located across the street on the north... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2015
Washington, Utah
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May 3, 2016
“Turquoise Adventure”
Oct 10, 2015
“Royston "Rocks"”
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Reviewed May 3, 2016

My wife and I never looked for turquoise before.We did dig for topaz in rock tailing piles before, and knew it would be hard work to scramble over loose rocks and boulders. That said, our initial experience was doubtful because unlike topaz, you are not...More

Date of experience: April 2016
13  Thank rxt1949
Reviewed October 10, 2015

If you love turquoise this is the place to go! Office is located across the street on the north west corner from the Mizpah hotel. You need to go there to arrange a tour of the mine. At $100.00 per person when we were there...More

Date of experience: May 2015
14  Thank mjfixit
Reviewed August 31, 2015

A great way to spend a day--three hours searching for Turquoise in the tailings of a mine on the side of a mountain with a great view. We filled our bags and had the opportunity to watch the workings of the mine. When you return...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank tk4456
Reviewed August 3, 2015

Thank you Otteson's and Greg Fink for a great day out in the middle of nowhere. You drive past this huge Solar Reserve site, then up into the mountain to the mine. We brought our own tools, knee pads, hats, sun block, water and buckets....More

Date of experience: July 2015
6  Thank SantaFeDiva
Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

I certainly would not put this on my Bucket list but it was interesting. Good examples of turquoise are very I mean very hard to find. For two hundred dollars we could have purchased a nice piece. The guide Kyle was very nice.

Date of experience: July 2015
8  Thank 423douglasp
Reviewed June 28, 2015

My boyfriend and I went to Tonopah in June 2014. It was a trip that we had planned all year long and we were so excited. We went on the mining tour and had a blast. Every member of theOtteson family are the best people...More

Date of experience: June 2015
5  Thank Reva1955
Reviewed October 7, 2014

What great fun - Don't miss it...though it initially seems quite expensive at $100 each. But for what you get - no problem. Saw this one praised by TA readers, and thought this sounded like a great opportunity to gain some hard earned 'brownie' points...More

Date of experience: September 2014
9  Thank Tessaanddennis
Reviewed May 23, 2014

This turned out to be the highlight of our trip to Death Valley. After enjoying the beauty of the National Park, a stop was made in Tonapah. Our main reason was the opportunity to mine turquoise. A discount was given on your mining tour if...More

Date of experience: March 2014
11  Thank Heidi P
Reviewed October 5, 2013

What a great way to spend to the day! After searching for a way to mine for my own turquoise, this was the only place I found- and what a great experience (even though we had to travel down Extraterrestrial Highway to get there!) The...More

Date of experience: September 2013
23  Thank Christine M
Reviewed September 16, 2012

If you love authentic turquoise & would love to find some for yourself from a world famous mine than this is a must do! I made the trip as a birthday present to myself & if you stay in the Mizpah Hotel, you get a...More

Date of experience: August 2012
18  Thank DesertXplorer
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Talked to a local in Tonopah. Mine is closed. 2019