Explore how miners lived and worked during the opal mining times in early 1900s. As you walk through the cave and tunnels at Old Timers Mine, you will see old pick marks and even streaks of opal that have been left in the rocks. You can visit an underground house used by the miners that now displays a collection of opals and various artifacts from the mine's history. Outside, try your hand at the old manufacturing process with an interactive session using a pipe to filter the stones. The gift shop features polished opals and jewelry. Plan to visit Old Timers Mine during your Coober Pedy vacation using our convenient Coober Pedy trip maker website.
Old Timers Mine reviews
Is really worth to see . A underground mine with still real opal in the wall . We found in the public noodling area really nice color more »
Dated museography, with stuff like mannequins, old clippings & the like, a bit tacky & needs updating. Not very much to see really, a quick visit, mainly sections of tunnels with a few opal seams... more »
Spent a couple of hours here we really took our time and it was a fantastic experience mostly because it was self guided so we could do it at our own pace and did not have to hang around a bunch of other people. Staff were very friendly and helpful with explaining why certain opals were worth more than others. Would highly recommend was well worth the entry price there is so much to take in would walk through again in a heartbeat.
An absolute must. If your going to visit only one thing in Coober Pedy then this has to be it. A great self guided tour at your own pace. Very informative and extremely interesting. Friendly, accommodating staff. Souvenirs available as well. Highly recommended. Allow time as there is plenty to see and read. Great value at $15 for 1 person.
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