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Umoona Opal Mine & Museum - Coober Pedy
Australia SA  5723
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Umoona Opal Mine & Museum - Coober Pedy

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Hutchison Street
Coober Pedy SA 5723
E: umoona@ozemail.com.au
P: 08 8672 5288

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01 Jun 2016

This is a very interesting tourist attraction in the middle of Coober Pedy that has been created in an old mine on the Main Street of town. Admission to the mine is free and guided tours are conducted several times a day that take you into the underground mine and rooms created out of the rock.

Umoona Opal Mine and Museum is highly recommended when visiting town to see a huge range of opals with displays of rough and cut stones.  The tour started with a short documentary on the story of opal and how they are formed showing the first discovery made in the Coober Pedy Area. Tour through underground accommodation – both old and new and we walked through some old tunnel systems to see how the opal is formed and mined. 

You will learn about the different types of opals, see a range of Aboriginal artifacts and paintings and learn about the Aboriginal dreamtime story about the creation of opal. Displays on the cutting and polishing of opals are also undertaken on a regular basis and then you have the opportunity to browse through the displays of beautiful jewellery designed and handcrafted at Umoona - a certificate of authentication is provided with each piece of jewellery. 

We very much enjoyed this visit to Umoona and our daughter now owns an amazing opal necklace made from stone mined in Coober Pedy.

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Hutchison Street
Coober Pedy SA 5723
E: umoona@ozemail.com.au
P: 08 8672 5288
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