The Opal Mining Capital and Underground Living (Now in South Australia)

After the big red rock [Uluru], we went to Coober Pedy.

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There, we went and did a self-guided tour. It was fun. We went to the Old Timer’s Mine and experienced how people and miners lived underground.

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They lived underground because on top of the ground it was as hot as an oven in Summer, but luckily for us it was Winter when we went there.

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Solid black opals are the most expensive if they have more than one colour, especially RED, in them and we tried to find opals but sadly for us we didn’t find any, but we did find some interesting crystals.

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Late that afternoon, we went to see the sunset at the Breakaways. The rocks of the Breakaways changed colour in the sunset from white like snow, to orange like fire.

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One thought on “The Opal Mining Capital and Underground Living (Now in South Australia)

  • Class of 3B

    Hi Ruby!

    What wonderful places you have visited.
    The girls in 3B love seeing your photos and reading about where you have been. They think you have pretty cool clothes too.

    We have two Chinese students in our class for 2 weeks. Your blog is definitely helping them to see and understand what Australia is like.

    Thank you for sharing with us.

    Stay safe and take care.
    3B and Mrs Tavener

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