INSIDE LAKESIDE
Log In or Register

Check your spam/junk folder for activation e-mail after you register.

Magdalena (Opal town)

Go down

Magdalena (Opal town) Empty Magdalena (Opal town)

Post by CanuckBob on Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:07 am

We went to Magdalena yesterday. Very easy drive from here (I only missed that Nogales/PV exit once and had to circle around). Took about 2 1/2 hours. The town is very nice. You can tell there is money there and everyone has jobs. They take pride in their town. It reminds me of Tequila except there are Opal shops and factories all over. We didn't get there early enough to take an opal mine tour however we will return again. The women bought opal jewelry and my step-father bought some raw rocks to cut and polish himself. There is also lots of obsidian jewelry and carvings. We spent about 2 hours looking around then headed to Tequila which is about 15 minutes away.

Magdalena (Opal town) Cimg7110

Magdalena (Opal town) Cimg7111

Magdalena (Opal town) Cimg7112

Magdalena (Opal town) Cimg7113

Magdalena (Opal town) Cimg7114

Magdalena (Opal town) Cimg7115

Magdalena (Opal town) Cimg7116

Magdalena (Opal town) Cimg7117
CanuckBob
CanuckBob
Humble Administrator
Humble Administrator

Posts : 16631
Join date : 2010-04-04
Age : 56
Location : Lake Chapala (from Vancouver)
Humor : Sick and twisted

http://Www.casadecomo.webs.com

Back to top Go down

Magdalena (Opal town) Empty Re: Magdalena (Opal town)

Post by CanuckBob on Wed May 02, 2012 4:33 am

We took some visitors to Magdelena again yesterday. We saw this interesting restaurant sign:

Magdalena (Opal town) Dsc01914
CanuckBob
CanuckBob
Humble Administrator
Humble Administrator

Posts : 16631
Join date : 2010-04-04
Age : 56
Location : Lake Chapala (from Vancouver)
Humor : Sick and twisted

http://Www.casadecomo.webs.com

Back to top Go down

Magdalena (Opal town) Empty Re: Magdalena (Opal town)

Post by borderreiver on Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:45 pm

Hi CB. Esposa would like to know : What was the opal quality like and, do you think they'd do custom work. Gracias. Nice resto sign. I wonder what the scrap value would be. If that place was Whalley ud have to insure it, jajaja.
borderreiver
borderreiver
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 913
Join date : 2011-07-07
Age : 69
Location : vancouver
Humor : humor is spelt incorrectly

Back to top Go down

Magdalena (Opal town) Empty Re: Magdalena (Opal town)

Post by CheenaGringo on Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:51 pm


CheenaGringo
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 6697
Join date : 2010-04-17

Back to top Go down

Magdalena (Opal town) Empty Re: Magdalena (Opal town)

Post by itsme on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:48 am

Hi Bob,
What time is the tour? Would like to go and see all of this, looks great.

itsme
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 706
Join date : 2010-04-05

Back to top Go down

Magdalena (Opal town) Empty Re: Magdalena (Opal town)

Post by johninajijic on Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:57 am

CBob - Was that plane driven AFTER the owner took the Tequila tour FIRST? LOL
johninajijic
johninajijic
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 3852
Join date : 2010-10-23
Age : 75
Location : West Ajijic
Humor : Sometimes

Back to top Go down

Magdalena (Opal town) Empty Re: Magdalena (Opal town)

Post by viajero on Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:08 am

Maybe an overloaded dope plane that the owner of the bar was sentimental about.

viajero
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 5755
Join date : 2011-07-26
Location : San Pedro de los Saguaros
Humor : Twain

Back to top Go down

Magdalena (Opal town) Empty Re: Magdalena (Opal town)

Post by johninajijic on Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:18 pm

viajero wrote:Maybe an overloaded dope plane that the owner of the bar was sentimental about.

With a pilot that was high on the product! LOL
johninajijic
johninajijic
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 3852
Join date : 2010-10-23
Age : 75
Location : West Ajijic
Humor : Sometimes

Back to top Go down

Magdalena (Opal town) Empty Re: Magdalena (Opal town)

Post by CheenaGringo on Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:36 pm

Based upon Bob's reports on Magdalena, we made a point of including a visit when we went to Tequila and Amatitan.  One certainly can be overwhelmed by the availability of opals in many shapes and colors.  Strictly a personal taste thing but we really didn't see any jewelry settings that jumped out at us.  We would be inclined to purchase polished stones but would have to educate ourselves on just what makes for high quality opals before taking the plunge.  Personally, I was very impressed with some of the obsidian statues but the ones I really liked showed my champagne tastes and I was concerned about making sure I got them home in one piece.

We did find a piece that we both liked at a price we were willing to take a chance on packing in our luggage.  As you can see, it made it home in one piece:
Magdalena (Opal town) <a href=Magdalena (Opal town) Dscn6510" />

Our photo album from Magdalena: https://plus.google.com/photos/118146709599975173363/albums/5981970651561989697

One word of caution, we have a small collection of stone masks:
https://plus.google.com/photos/118146709599975173363/albums/5792539296248824929
and saw similar masks in Magdalena.  It is our belief that they are bringing these up from Tecali de Herrera and not making them in the area.  The prices were noticeably higher than those found in Tecali, Puebla or Oaxaca.

CheenaGringo
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 6697
Join date : 2010-04-17

Back to top Go down

Magdalena (Opal town) Empty Re: Magdalena (Opal town)

Post by CanuckBob on Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:09 pm

Very nice!!!
CanuckBob
CanuckBob
Humble Administrator
Humble Administrator

Posts : 16631
Join date : 2010-04-04
Age : 56
Location : Lake Chapala (from Vancouver)
Humor : Sick and twisted

http://Www.casadecomo.webs.com

Back to top Go down

Magdalena (Opal town) Empty Re: Magdalena (Opal town)

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum