Old Timers Mine, Coober Pedy

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Explore how miners lived and worked during the opal mining times in early 1900s. As you walk through the cave and tunnels, 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.
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  • The staff were very friendly. They have us a good explanation of where we needed to go. It was a self guided tour, so we showed ourselves around. It was very well sign posted. We found it very... 
    The staff were very friendly. They have us a good explanation of where we needed to go. It was a self guided tour, so we showed ourselves around. It was very well sign posted. We found it very...  more »
  • Brilliant museum of what life was like for the miners of Coober Pedy. Realistic and informative displays, great for all ages. Beautiful selection of opals to purchase as well 
    Brilliant museum of what life was like for the miners of Coober Pedy. Realistic and informative displays, great for all ages. Beautiful selection of opals to purchase as well  more »
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  • Fantastic place to visit for a self guided tour! So much value for money as there are so many things to see. We also bought a beautiful opal ring afterwards that I'm besotted with. All staff were extremely pleasant and helpful.
  • Great example of a mine from the earliest days to the more recent times. It's a good place to really appreciate how hard and the risk to life the early miners had to endure. We were offered a hard hat to wear during the tour and appreciated its protection on many occasions.

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