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, 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 during your Coober Pedy vacation using our convenient Coober Pedy trip maker website .
Old Timers Mine Reviews
An interesting look at opal mining in Coober Pedy. A little long winded but good. The caves are the most interesting part. Lots of opals to choose from for purchase from $50 to $100000 more »
We originally came into the shop to look for Opal jewellery (and we did find a beautiful ring, which we purchased!) and then were told about the self guided tour. Very interesting to wander through un... more »
I love Australia; it was a really, really nice. It's such a beautiful place. The people are beautiful - like, really beautiful - and they are beautiful in terms of their personalities. It's a great place to be. It's like you are in a little bit of a dream world.
We did a tour of the old mine. It was quite interesting. And the staff are really nice. We spent more time talking to the owner than we did walking through the mine itself - he was really informative
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