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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 #2 of 18 things to do in Coober Pedy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We took our 2 children to Old Timers Mine they loved it, with map in hand they explored the underground tunnels. They also loved the opportunity to hunt for opals at the end. Good time had by all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Really impressive collection of historical artefacts and explanation of the way mining was done in the old times.

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Canberra, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Really excellent attraction, seeing both the way they used to mine the opals and also the underground house. The fact that they have left opal seems in the rock just adds to the experience.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

good value told of the old day miners very good alot to look at we both really enjoyed it people running very friendly

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Brisbane, Australia
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37 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited and paid for entry with an open mind and small expectations with our 4 kids. We were impressed by the displays and the kids found the mining history fasinating. Its not a good idea if you have a fear of confined spaces.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

It's not just a mine and a mining museum but also a former dugout home that was used until the 1970s.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Worth the look especially if you have kids, gives a good idea of what it would have been like. We had Trevor as a guide who was great , ask questions and you will be amazed

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 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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