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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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Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

The Old Timers Mine - situated in one of the first opal mines, does a fantastic job of leading you through the history and culture of Coober Pedy. Part mine tour, part history museum, part living history tour through an original dugout home, it is all presented with style and genuine passion!

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Old_Timers_Mine, Owner at Old Timers Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for this great response, we are very proud of being able to show the life stye and history that is the Old Timers Mine, Coober Pedy More 

Dalby, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Fantastic way to spend time, so much information, our kids thorghoughly enjoyed, so did we! A must see! Don't rush through, take your time and enjoy. None of us considering a career change!

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
5 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Had an entertaining couple of hours here one morning in Nov 2011. You get to go round at your own pace with an audio tour, so you can linger over the things which you are interested in. The exhibitions really bring home the mining techniques throughout the Coober Pedy years and we had a demonstration from a guy who used... More 

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Oakland, California
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162 reviews 162 reviews
59 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

Good information, a REAL mine and good demos of the 'blower' with great explanations of opal mining and local history

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Old_Timers_Mine, Owner at Old Timers Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review and so glad you enjoyed the experince Trevor More 

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

We went as family and all loved it. The guy that did the demo was an ex-miner and that really added to the experience.

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Queensland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

Our boys loved the Old Timers mine as we could follow the map around underground in the mine to see all the the fantastic demonstrations of mining and living underground, as well as seeing real opal in the rock. But the best part is the machinery demonstration where they not only tell you all about how the mining in coober... More 

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Old_Timers_Mine, Owner at Old Timers Mine, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to show your family our attraction and most improtantly you all enjoyed the experience. Thank for the great feedback, Regards, trevor More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Authentic scenes in an old mine which depict the early mining days. The staff treated you like a neighbor and not just a tourist.

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Old_Timers_Mine, Owner at Old Timers Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive reveiw, Glad to hear you enjoyed the experince of the Old Timers Mine More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

The History and diversity of Opal mining on display. The working and practical application of some of the displays. The staff also demonstrated a sound knowledge of life on the minefield.

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Old_Timers_Mine, Owner at Old Timers Mine, responded to this review

It was out pleasure to show you this great history in to Coober Pedy More 

Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

So glad we visited. David's tour was extremely informative and the walk through the mine was great. Very well presented.

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Old_Timers_Mine, Owner at Old Timers Mine, responded to this review

Thank you Shelly Matt for the positive review, so glad you have enjoyed the experience More 

Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

Definitely worth a visit to get an insight into Coober Pedy and opal mining. Great underground experience and many interesting exhibits

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