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Tom's Working Opal Mine

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Address: 1993 Stuart Highway, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8672 3966
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Working Opal Mine situated just 500m north of town along the Stuart...
Working Opal Mine situated just 500m north of town along the Stuart Highway.OPEN 7 Days. Guided & Self-Guided Tours are available DIRECTLY at TOM'S MINE from our large Reception Area. Machinery is able to be viewed working while on a guided tour with our helpful and experienced tour guides.
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Toms working mine Coober pedy

Fantastic mine, very helpful staff, we were lucky enought to be shown a line of opal inside the mine that the miner was working on. Great fun "noodling" fossicking outside , found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic mine, very helpful staff, we were lucky enought to be shown a line of opal inside the mine that the miner was working on. Great fun "noodling" fossicking outside , found lots of pretty little bits. Take a plastic container to fill with water and pour in your noodling table as you can see the colours better.

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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I am a tight (profanity unacceptable) and have lived in the NT for over 20 years and travelled up and down the track. Never felt the urge to do a tour until I had my two Nephews from America to show around. Was sceptical about paying $25 for a personalised tour, but met a bloke who had done the morning... More 

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Werribee, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Charlie was very informative and very knowledgeable when explaining the workings of the mine and its history. Tour groups are small so each of you can see and hear everything being said and no problems with asking questions.

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Brooklyn, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My friend and I were very excited to check out the working opal mine on our way out of town - and the woman at our hotel said that if we hurried, we could *just* make the 10AM tour. We arrived at the mine's front desk at 10:02. An old woman and some teenage with a huge afro told us... More 

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Tom's Opal Mine W, Owner at Tom's Working Opal Mine, responded to this review

We're sorry you are not happy with your experience, but our business is family run and we try our best. We always try to accommodate requests from our visitors, how ever sometimes we can't fulfill all requests. Our tour guide on that day was the only one available and he had already been contacted and told there would be no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Really enjoyed seeing how opals are mined, from a local. The colour of the rock underground is amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you have a day or so to kill in Coober this is a great little tour for everyone, Tour guide was great, answered all the questions, it's really interesting to hear about how all these holes were created, good tour

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It is a great insight to what is was like to be mining for opal and the hardship the people went through .It was discovered by accident when a family were making a dug out and is well documented and visual display of artefacts and history.

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Take the tour, definetly worth it, tour guide brilliant, explained all about how mine was and is worked, a very good tour

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

But it used to. Helps to show how all the little mole hills around CP were created. Worthwhile, especially if you get a guided tour - which we missed out on unfortunately.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Toms knowledge and enthusiastic approach made this a Must see tour that gives such a hands on look at underground mining

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Additional Information about Tom's Working Opal Mine

Address: Address: 1993 Stuart Highway, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8672 3966
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Coober Pedy
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 am

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