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 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 .
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  • Hundreds of kilometers driven, among other things to the old timers mine to see. Then the: closed. According to craftsmen who we met at the entrance, Exchange and repair work is closed as a result of management until further notice. Would have been nice, to communicate this via the website.
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  • Nice to visit Museum tracing the history of the opal mines. It takes about an hour and a half tour.
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  • Excellently presented underground Opel mine museum . World class presentation. Informative and well laid out.  more »
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  • Fabulous place. A definite to see. The kids big and small loved the noodling pit.
  • An excellent way to see what an opal mine and underground home used to be like. Fun for adults and kids.
  • Was just driving through, it looked like a very beautiful town and if I have the chance would've stayed the night.
  • This was such a cool place, my partner and I really enjoyed it and we learned heaps. The staff are friendly and welcoming. There are opals for sale at all prices and good souvenirs. I now know what noodling is and what those trucks with the hoppers on are. Well worth visiting in my opinion.
  • Interesting museum but run down like all Coober Pedy town.
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