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“Toms opal mine”

Tom's Working Opal Mine
Ranked #7 of 19 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, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 28 June 2014

very enlightning, a great tour on our own, got to try out certain pieces of equipment. boys had a great time noodling before the tour. well worth the money...

Thank 4gerrevinks
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Our family did the guided tour which was $55 for the family. You get a lot of information for the price and you get to see all the machinery, information on how the miners choose where to mine and also the pricing, weighing and polishing process. So if you're looking for a deeper view on opal mining, this is a good tour.

Thank Henry H
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We went on the tour, learned a bunch about opal, how it was mined and got to see some samples of what it looks like raw. Afterwards, we had a coffee, and then went out to the large heap outside the entrance and tried our hand at noodling to great success! Nothing too fancy, but some lovely bits with good colour and a great experience to remember. We spent a good three hours out there, in the sun and flies and couldn't believe how much time had passed and how much fun we were having!

Thank LittleMissNai
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Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

I don't believe that this is currently a working mine. It may have been at one stage but I expected to see people actually working the mine. We did a self-guided tour and found virtually no information to read. Even the map wasn't worth looking at. Overall, extremely disappointing :(

Thank Boogsaroundtheworld
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Really good look at a modern working mine and how they do it today, especially since we had just come from the old-timers mine looking at the old way of mining. The guide was really great and showed us lots about the mine and it workings.

Thank Brian D
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