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Old Timers Mine

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Address: Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Phone Number: 08-86725555
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Description: Visit Coober Pedy's Historic Old Timers Mine,S.A best tourist attraction...
Visit Coober Pedy's Historic Old Timers Mine,S.A best tourist attraction 2011. See 1916 opal mine, Historic museum and underground home. Mining machine demonstrations, Multi lingual self guided tour written and audio guides. Opal showroom. Look for your own opal in own noodling pit, Family affordable and educational. See how the Old Timers in Coober Pedy lived and worked. An experience you will not forget. T-QUAL accredited
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A gem of a place, if you'll pardon the pun

Lovely staff who were happy to show off their mine, opals and town history with pride. The mine makes for an excellent tour, and has many examples of opal veins for you to ooh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Lovely staff who were happy to show off their mine, opals and town history with pride. The mine makes for an excellent tour, and has many examples of opal veins for you to ooh and ahh over. A small noodling pit out front yielded a good $300 worth of opals for my husband and I. We were very glad to... More 

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Victor Harbor, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have never been to an opal mining town before and to see what life was like last century was very enlightening. The difficulty of digging holes, removing the waste dirt and having little water or supplies made life very challenging. To be able to put on a miners hat and explore the tunnels and to see what used to... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great experience, friendly helpful and great for children. Walk around at own pace with correct information.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Gives a very detailed history of mining. Interesting to actually go down an original mine and view the hardships the miners had to undergo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Defiantly very interesting. We went through the underground mine and we learnt so much!! There is slot of information when you get down there. They have also added props. Defiantly worth having a look. And the owner is just great!! Very helpful and kind! Defiantly letting everyone know.

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Benalla, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The self guided tour gives visitors an idea of what conditions were like in an underground mine years ago. Very interesting and informative and well worth a visit.

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Binfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This was a highlight to our trip to Coober Pedy. The exhibitions are very realistic, and the stories told through the expositions are truly engaging and representative for the times and circumstances of that age.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A wonderful enlightenment on the opal mining at Coober Pedy. A bit confusing when under ground but well worth the entrance fee. A welcoming introduction help get the show on the road.Recommended as a must do in Coober Pedy.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

What a wonderful tribute to the early miners. To see how they worked the seams and combed in and out, excellent.

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Albany, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A great opportunity to get an in depth look at the conditions that miners worked under. Fantastic displays and the host was very pleasant. A great experience!

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Additional Information about Old Timers Mine

Address: Address: Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Phone Number: 08-86725555
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Coober Pedy
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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