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Address: 1993 Stuart Highway, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8672 3966
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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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Underground mining

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Jan S
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We absolutely loved the tour and are still laughing over the stories (and photos). Would rate 6 stars out of 5 if I could.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Loved this tour. The owner and his son are lovely, friendly and talkative. We got to use jackhammers and a swing elevator. A really interactive tour with amazing hosts. The kids loved it and so did we! Cannot recommend highly enough! Worth every penny

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Our family went on a fantastic tour here this morning, one of the best I've ever seen. I really appreciated the genuinely down to earth attitude of the staff. Thanks to Jimmy who was a wealth of information, great at explaining everything to the kids and very encouraging of us to have a go. I'm sure the kids (8, 10)... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We had a fantastic guide who told us plenty of bad luck opal hunting stories. We learnt about the digging techniques and equipment, the use of explosives, the dangers of opal mining, the successes and sad stories. Staff were very friendly and happy to answer questions. Tour was interactive with plenty of photo opportunities.

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Munich, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Tom, his stories and the interesting location. It makes you reflect upon those people in comparison to one's own life.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It was a nice mine to get an overview of the Opal Mining. After you walk through the mine you can go and do some noodling for Opals. I did not find any but my friends did find a few bits. Was exciting to look through the dirt to see what you find.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Visited with my wife and two young children (10 & 7). This mine museum gives you more of a modern day perspective of how opal mining is conducted in Coober Pedy. You get to use devining rods, bosuns chair, blower and get a real sense of what the modern day opal miner has to do to work a modern day... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We all enjoyed the tour. It was worthwhile doing the guided tour. Lovely tour guide as well. Some great hands on activities and interesting facts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

When it Cobber Pedy you have to do a tour through an opal mine. You have to especially with three young kids. We enjoyed the insight into what goes on and how a mine functions. Kids got to noodle around for opals which was there highlight.

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