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THE MINE IS A LIVING MUSEUM OF THE OPAL MINING INDUSTRY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, DEPICTING 85 YEARS OF OPAL MINING HISTORY IN AN INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENT.
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Outback Gallery:
A collection of old newspapers that were found when the Old Timers Mine was cleaned out.
A photographic history of the construction of The Old Timers Mine.
Outback Memorabilia including an original Royal Flying Doctor medical Kit.

Pioneers Gallery:
Willie Hutchison Display.
First opal found in Coober Pedy.This opal is on loan from the Hutchison family, whilst it is not the best opal ever to be found in coober Pedy it was the first.
Willies letters to his mother. These are the original letters young Willie wrote to his mother.
Opal specimens. A small but interesting collection of unusual opal.
Original Prospecting Permits. The original prospecting permit issued to The New (was there ever an old one) Colorado Prospecting Syndicate.
Story of the first opal.

Ron Gough Gallery:
A tribute to the founder of The Old Timers Mine.
Two original sculptures carved into the solid sandstone walls of the gallery.
 

Coobers Weather

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Winner 2008


Winner 2008


Old Timers Mine Contact

Trevor Berry
www.berrydopals.com.au
otm@berrydopals.com.au
Old Timers Mine
ABN 60 769 754 688
Berryd Opals
ABN 35 015 925 246
Bus Hrs 61 08 86725555
Aft Hrs 61 08 86723802
PO Box 711 Coober Pedy
South Australia 5723

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