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Old Timers Mine

Address: Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Phone Number: 08-86725555
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Coober Pedy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Visit Coober Pedy's Historic Old Timers Mine,S.A best tourist attraction 2011. See 1916 opal mine...
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Adelaide, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

A true indication of opal mining can be gained from a visit, it is a self walk tour that takes approximately 50 minutes, the map given at commencement is informative and easy to follows . For those who are claustrophobic this is not the tour for you as there is little head room in many areas.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great history lesson on opal mining, extremely well documented through the mine . The museum was fascinating and the dugout house amazing. Trevor is a great source of knowledge and this please is a must when visiting the unique town of coober pedy. Another must is the underground Catholic Church, and Serbian church.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

An informative tour ehich wnabled you to do at your own pace. Sadly we didn't have enough time but we did experienxe some of what the miners endured and the ups and downs of their lives. We particularly enhoyed the Gough connection as our family surbsme is also Gough snd it's not that comments n. Would recommend.

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Larkhall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

fascinating story of how the mine was started and illustrated by mannequins of miners at work, information was clearly written. Also went on the "Mail Run" with postman, visited various sights along the way and the stations who had either mail or supplies to get.

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Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

In the highly competitive world to entice Independent free agents into a mining experience in the land of endless mining for gems there is one huge Goliath who will win you over with personality and approachable ness. 'Doctor' Trev left a burnt out career in Psych Nursing and now is a full time carer for those afflicted with Opal Fever.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Lots to see down the mine, the original dugout home and museum full of memorabilia. Very friendly and enthusiastic friendly staff. Reasonable price for opal jewellery too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

No trip to Coober Pedy can be complete unless you visit here.... This was a must on our trip to Uluru and Central Australia and great for the kids. Highly Recommended!

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Of all the attractions with the township I thought this was the best both for the size of the set up and the variety of interest within the complex. The selection in the shop didn't disappoint; my opal found me. The self-guided tour of the mine gives a great sense of actual conditions with an impressive example of opal seam... More 

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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This self-guided tour gave a fascinating insight into the working methods of a century ago. The handout together with the exhibit labels provided very helpful information. There is also a period miner's house to see, together with a shop selling a wide range of merchandise. There are timed demonstrations of some outdoor mining equipment. Well worth a visit when in... More 

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Stawell, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Have a look at how a lot of home dwellers live in Coober Pedy.also watch how an actual opal mine works. The kids of all ages loved this.Can also pay your green fees here for the golf course.$10.00 One has to experience this if your are a golfer.The only Golf Club in the world with reciprocal rights with St Andrews... More 

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