A great place to visit to learn about the early mining days of the town and the Gough family. Lovely people who were very happy to help.
About Old Timers Mine
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We did a self guided tour, which is both affordable and very informative. Lots of reading as well as visuals. Was fantastic to see how the old miner use to live and mine for opals. I do wish it had a section on how opals...More
A good way to see how the first miners dug to find opal veins. At the end of the visit a friendly man shows you how the miners used trucks to suck rubble up.
Really good mine experience but what made it spectacular was the owners enthusiasm to take the kids to one side and give them one on one explanations of the mine, Coober Pedy history and the machinery. Top hospitality and huge respect to the family who...More
Spent a few hours here learning about CP history and the life of a family living underground. Very informative, friendly owner who gave a demonstration of the trucks used to sieve the ground. Worth doing.