Old Timers Mine

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Place Category: Featured, Flinders Ranges & Outback, Heading North - SA, and South Australia

  • The Old Timers Mine & Museum

    A Multi Tourism Award Winning Business.

    Coober Pedy produces over 90% of the world’s finest opal: this is your chance to see opal in its natural environment. You will marvel at natural seams of opal and fossils as you wander through the mine as well as gaining an insight into living underground by viewing an authentic underground home. Our great gift shop has opal jewellery and souvenirs – you can even “noodle” the pits for your own opals.

    See some of the first opal ever found in Coober Pedy by William Hutchison donated to the Old Timers Mine by the Hutchison Family.

    The Old Timers Mine and Museum is Coober Pedy’s premier tourist attraction offering a view into a historic 1916 opal mine.

    See natural seams of Opals & fossils

    Continuous Self-Guided Tours in multiple languages

    Explore an original opal mine dating back to 1916

    Walk through an original Underground Home and Museum

    See a Dugout House dating back to the 1920s

    Museum with Coober Pedy’s History

    Underground Gift Shop 

    Jewellery shop

    Fossilized opal

    Aboriginal art

    Noodle the pits


    Open 7 days from 8am to 5.30pm

    We look forward to seeing you soon at The Old Timers Mine – Coober Pedy.

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