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“A very informative tour” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tom's Working Opal Mine

Tom's Working Opal Mine
Ranked #8 of 18 things to do in Coober Pedy
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Paris, France
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173 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“A very informative tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

A very informative tour about Opal mining in Coober Pedy in a real working opal mine. Our guide Jimmy was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of information about opal mining and opals.

Definitely a tour worth doing.

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Australia
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Well worth it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

But do take the guided tour and it gives you a great insight into how the mines work. Well worth the $25

Visited November 2013
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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“interesting contemporary mine experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

We were in a hurry so only chose a self-guided tour but if you have time, a guide will tell you much more. Interesting place and a contemporary one (a nice contrast to Old time mine). Had a nice chat with Rosie at the ticket office - she came from Germany and fell in love with opals so decided to stay in the desert:) You can try noodling and find some opals if you're lucky.

Visited November 2013
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Melbourne
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing experience in a real working mine.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

Just one of those jems that the locals tell you about. it is in the entry to the city so you think it is a sham but it isn't. it is one of the best places to visit if you wish to mine for opals and see how modern day miners work.

Visited October 2013
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Launceston
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Informative”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Great tour, engaging, informative and the hands-on activities really helped keep the kids involved. Recommended.

Visited October 2013
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