Old Timers Mine & Museum, Coober Pedy

Explore how miners lived and worked during the opal mining times in early 1900s. As you walk through the cave and tunnels at Old Timers Mine & Museum, you will see old pick marks and even streaks of opal that have been left in the rocks. You can visit an underground house used by the miners that now displays a collection of opals and various artifacts from the mine's history. Outside, try your hand at the old manufacturing process with an interactive session using a pipe to filter the stones. The gift shop features polished opals and jewelry. Plan to visit Old Timers Mine & Museum during your Coober Pedy vacation using our convenient Coober Pedy trip maker website .
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  • Self guided tour with maps through the under ground mine. Lots of low areas and squeezy spots, if you have a bad back or a huge fear of confined spaces you may struggle a little. Once you come up out ...  more »
  • We took self guided tour of the mine. It was an interesting trip into history. Fascinating to see how the miners worked in past years. There are also 2 real dugout residences where people lived in the...  more »
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