Old Timers Mine, Coober Pedy

4.6
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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  • October 5, 2017
    Great place good fun for adults and kids. You go into the mine and underground home modern and old. Good proprieter very friendly and informative , you do the tour at your own pace. Recommend checking...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    It was great to be able to go through unguided. Plenty if information provided without and lots of fun exploring the tunnels. Staff are very friendly. Highly recommend.  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    Friendly staff, self guided tour with map. You can take as long as you want to walk through the museum, also have displays of original dugout home, newspaper display of original local residents, origi...  more »
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  • April 22, 2017
    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.
  • July 6, 2017
    This place was amazing but getting though the mine was a bit hard because the path ways where very narrow and short
  • September 20, 2017
    Great place. Very good place for kids.
  • August 16, 2017
    Must see. Go slow, take an hour. Pretty amazing stuff for $15.
  • December 9, 2016
    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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