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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  • Our entire family enjoyed the history of opal mining and the stories of those who pursued their fortunes. Great value for money with the mine, underground house and museum all in one location.  more »
  • I think it is the best mine museum I have been to. It is much bigger than Umoona Opal Museum. It put in some fake human models to pretend to be those famous miners and introduced the old fashioned way...  more »
  • Self guided tour that takes you through a mine and dugout, and explains all about the mining process. Some interesting exhibits, and some scary ones - the manikins mainly! Very interesting reading all...  more »
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  • 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.
  • This place was amazing but getting though the mine was a bit hard because the path ways where very narrow and short
  • Great place. Very good place for kids.
  • Must see. Go slow, take an hour. Pretty amazing stuff for $15.
  • Great fellas running the place, was able to accommodate our dog in the dog corner Most places would not even offer that service! Blokes knew pretty much everything about opals and answered all our questions in detail! Mine was interesting and had lots of detail, one could easily spend a few hours here and not notice, and the prices are very reasonable too!

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