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“Fascinating Mine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Timers Mine

Old Timers Mine
Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
08-86725555
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Coober Pedy
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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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
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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“Fascinating Mine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We loved doing the tour of this mine - it was like a trip back in time and very well laid out. We used the audio available and it was comprehensive and helped tremendously. Loved the 70's underground house, especially the plumbing. The story of finding the first opal to the old newspaper clippings were all great. Definitely a must see if in Coober Pedy.

Visited September 2012
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Newcastleton, United Kingdom
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“Old Timers Mine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Very interesting, lots to look at, incredible authenticisty, and the souvenirs are very well priced.

Visited October 2012
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Nuriootpa, Australia
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“Great place to visit if you have limited time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

We stopped in here late in the afternoon on a one night stopover in Coober Pedy. It was great to walk through an old mine and see an underground house and opal cutting in one location. My 14 and 17 year old boys thought it was really good so I guess that says it all

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Adelaide, Australia
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“Well worth a look”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Great insight into the history of opal mining in Coober Pedy. The museum is really interesting. The mine map is well laid out and easy to follow.

Visited October 2012
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Seymour, Victoria, Australia
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“Outstanding experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Definitely a must-see in Coober Pedy. Everything you wanted to know about opal, and more. Trevor is a 'mine' of information (pardon the pun) and couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming. Excellent value for money - I would not hesitate to recommend this experience to anyone. Just remember to wear a hard hat!

Visited September 2012
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