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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. Put Old Timers Mine at the forefront of your travel plans using our Coober Pedy trip itinerary planner.
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  • A do it yourself self paced tour of an old mine. The details provided bring the museum to life. A must for all. 
  • Definately pop in and have a look.. they have a doggy hut for those travelling with a pooch and Trevor the owner was super.. you could spend hours in here reading all about the history and the tour ga...  more »
  • Ron Gough was a well known happy Opal miner who would always sing out "yabba dabba dooh" (like flintstones Barney- long ago). as years went by & Ron passed away his wife Jennie made their DUGOUT HOME ...  more »
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  • We had a great time going thru the old mine everything was explained in literature...the museum was great...the underground home was amazing... The staff were very knowledgeable....and Fun!
  • Was really good kids loved digging for opals. The two guys at the counter very friendly and good with the kids. So worth stopping in for a look.
  • Real good experience, self guided tour was real good. the demonstration was a bit short but still informative
  • Great spot for kids! Worth a look at if your in town!
  • Wasn't too interesting for me. I like museums but this one should probably be visited with a tour-guide who can tell you more about the backgrounds of this mine. Prices are alright (15$ pp for an unguided tour).