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Opal Mines

Tequisquiapan, Mexico
+52 414 107 0973
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Trip to Opal Mines (La Trinidad, near Tequisquiapan)

Takes about a ten-minute ride from Tequisquiapan to the town of La Trinidad which is the nearest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
José L A
Hunting for Opals in Mines with Knowledgeable Staff, Could it get any Better?

Walking in you are greeted by a shop or sorts with many rocks. After speaking with a helpful... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
CPL199
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La Paz Department, Bolivia
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“the owner” (2 reviews)
“hammer” (3 reviews)
“works” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Tequisquiapan, Mexico
CONTACT
+52 414 107 0973
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Takes about a ten-minute ride from Tequisquiapan to the town of La Trinidad which is the nearest town to the Opal Mine location. In La Trinidad, you'll find several small Opal stone stores. One of them offers a ride and tour to the mine site...More

Thank José L A
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Walking in you are greeted by a shop or sorts with many rocks. After speaking with a helpful assistant Don Hector (the owner) came out and took us into another areas where he sat and happily explained about his lifes work. After getting hands on...More

Thank CPL199
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A family run attraction. Kindness and charm are their trademark. The trip up the mountain is quite an experience! (be prepared for a rather bumpy ride). The sweeping views from the top are breathtaking and you are able to keep any opals you find!

Thank Monica W
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The tour won't happen if there aren't four people signed up. So if you're a couple or a single traveler, you might not get to do the tour. Sucks to plan a visit to Tequis around this tour and then not be able to do...More

Thank CorrePolloRenco
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Learn while you listen, see and do. See the shop, the store and the actual mines Find out and practice how to cut a rock and find the opals. Fun.

Thank Martha G
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We visited the mines with our two daughters (8&10). We all enjoyed the adventure. They picked us up in twin and drove us up to the store to explain about the Opals and then off to the mines. We chose to start at the bottom...More

Thank bss1973
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Tequis is our new home - chosen over the entire country of Mexico. So much positive to say about this valley - you will just have to visit!

Thank tomshort003
Reviewed 22 July 2016

It has been the most wonderful experience I've had in Tequisquiapan! Highly recommendable that you include this visit in your activities to do while you are in Tequisquiapan. You arrive at the bottom of the mines then you have to change your car for one...More

1  Thank Alejandra T
Reviewed 27 May 2015

The MOST exclusive thing is that hey may detonate a small explosive to let you break the pieces of rock with a hammer and find your opal.

Thank 691pepe
Reviewed 13 January 2015

we spend a few hours looking for opals, my housband found one, and when we return to the shop the owner clean it an work the rock for us, I love to learn from the family the story about opal and the owner grandson show...More

2  Thank Maria Luisa R
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