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TOM'S OPAL MINE

We are CLOSED

Thank you for visiting our page. We are closed, open again Easter 2024. 

Chris and Paul are on holiday, off to the beach for some rest and recovery. 

We look forward to your visit to Tom's Opal Mine in 2024. 

Please note, we will be a little slow in getting back to you if you have sent us any enquiries. 

ABOUT US

Tom’s Opal Mine is an authentic Opal Mine worked in the 80’s and 90’s. It is now a display mine showcasing underground workings with opal seams visible throughout.

We invite you to visit and join us for a Guided or Self-Guided tour.

Tom’s is a family friendly business welcoming pets on leads.


Please call us to discuss disability access.

Come on down to Tom’s Opal Mine for some underground fun!

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TOURS

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GUIDED TOUR

Adults $28 Children $14 Family $75 

Adult 18 and up, Child 7-17 years old, children

6 years and under free.  

Tour Times: Peak season (April - October) 10am and 1:30pm. Please see our Facebook page

TOMcooberpedy for current updates.  

Up to 1 ½ hours with a local tour guide. You will be equipped with a mining helmet and black light for the duration. Enjoy the tour showcasing history of Coober Pedy, mining, and opal. Listen to the techniques of opal mining, noodling and black lighting. Live demonstration of a working Blower and Bosun Chair.

Questions are welcomed and encouraged.

SELF-GUIDED TOUR

Adults $15 Children $8 Family $40 

Adult 18 and up, Child 7-17 years old, children

6 years and under free.  

Tour Times: 9am to 4pm

You will be provided with a map, mining helmet and black light, for you to explore the mine at your leisure. Points of interest include information displayed on slides/faults and levels, history of opal mining, display of round and square tunnelling, static display of tunnelling machine and opal seams throughout the mine.

Don’t forget your camera! Plenty of photo opportunities.

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NOODLING PIT

FREE


After your tour, guided or self-guided, we encourage you to try your luck at hand noodling available above the mine. Noodling is the process of sifting through spent tailings to find any opal that may have been missed during mining. Original dirt is brought from the precious opal fields for this purpose.

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CONTACT

Lot 1993 Stuart Hwy, Coober Pedy SA 5723, Australia

08 8672 3966

PO Box 615, Coober Pedy, SA 5723

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