Fee Digging at Bonanza


  • Our mine opens for fee digging each weekend (Friday through Sunday) from Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, May 25) and closes after Labor Day weekend (closed from Tuesday September 3 until the 2025 season).  It is also open for fee digging the Monday of Memorial Day, Fourth of July (Thursday through Sunday) and Monday Labor Day.
  • Our operating hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The fee is $75.00 per person/day. Children 12 and under are FREE with paid adult. Half day digging fee is $50.00 per person/day and Children 12 and under are FREE with paid adult.
  • We accept Checks and Cash at the mine. We accept Credit Cards at the Bonanza Opal Mine store near the campground; it is open from 7am to 8am on fee dig days and from about 4:45pm to 5:30pm after fee dig closes.
  • Rock Club members (with proof) and groups of 5 or more receive a $10 discount and if a Bonanza host is available, can call ahead to arrange to dig on a weekday.
  • Reservations are not required for the weekend fee dig.

Want more info? Call us at the mine during our open season at 775-941-0111 or any time at 775-969-3616.