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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
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Working opal mine situated just 500m north of the town along the Stuart...

Working opal mine situated just 500m north of the town along the Stuart Highway. Open 7 days a week. Guided and self guided tours are available at our large underground reception area. See modern day equipment in action while on a guided tour with our experienced tour guides. Both tours are wheel chair accessible! See our showroom where you can buy souvenirs or high quality opal. We aim to give you an experience you will not forget.

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Good self tour

See a working mine at your own pace. Very interesting, Makes you appreciate what these miners go through.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Magnetic Island, Australia
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Magnetic Island, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

See a working mine at your own pace. Very interesting, Makes you appreciate what these miners go through.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We quickly stopped by Toms Working Opal Mine. One can do a self walking tour, takes about 30 minutes into a working Opal Mine. It is for sure worth the stop and the kids loved it. Must do if in Coober Pedy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this little sideline to our visit to Coober Pedy. Our tour guide, Betty, was interesting and informative. There were some children in the group and she was very interested in making sure that they got the best out of their experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can do this tour unescorted if you are strapped for time. We paid $20 each, there is also a family rate. Video first, hard hat supplied then guided tour, showing how claims pegged, devining, bosuns chair, blower, drilling, seems, noodling, and the explosives. Lots of opportunities for people and kids to have a go.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to do a mine tour and saw this one advertised in our hotel. It was a self guided tour of the mine. The lady at the entrance was very friendly and knowledgeable. We started with a short video presentation about mining and then were given a map to follow down into the mine. The mine itself is not... More 

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Maitland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour of a working opal mine. Got to see all the different parts that are needed to mine. The boys even got to use a drill to help do some mining. Wonderful family experience

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were super helpful and went out of their way to explain and show things. There was a short video and then we went on the self guided tour. Afterwards you can look for opals in the pile of stones outside (and keep them)the other week someone found one worth $150!)

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very informative . Hands on in many ways with plenty of stuff for the kids to enjoy . We spent an hour looking through mullock piles for small fragments of opal which was lots of fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely do the guided tour. Much better to hear from an expert and get the run down of how the mine operates and where the opal is! Very friendly and enjoyable tour for the whole family and very hands on.

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Albuquerque
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this tour very informative Very well priced The tour guide was great The group we were with were good. They also are pet friendly Had a special place for pearl

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