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Australia - 2005-04-17 - 1 - Coober Pedy - City & Buildings

After the night of extreme camping we had about 100 kilometers left to get to Coober Pedy. Once we were close to Coober Pedy I took the first 2 pictures which were meant to show the mines & piles of earth around (although the last five pictures show this much better). Coober Pedy is basically an Opal mining town, but the attraction to it is because of its uniqueness of being built underground. Although the first stop was to get petrol & our second was at a camping place. There we paid $5 to get showers & do our laundry. We also cleaned out the truck & got all the dishes washed from the night before. After that we started looking around the town at all the sites. Our first stop was at the "free" mine. Although it was basically just an underground store that had a mine shaft you could look down. Although it was cool to see an underground shop. After that we went to the Opal Cutter to checkout what the prices for opals & such were & to view some fine specimens. Next stop was at the Big Winch Lookout. It gave good views over Coober Pedy, although it was not much to look at. After that we got groceries & headed on our way out of town towards our next stop.

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Larger Version - 01 - Coming into Town
01 - Coming into Town
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Larger Version - 02 - Opal Digs
02 - Opal Digs
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Larger Version - 03 - Underground Store
03 - Underground Store
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Larger Version - 04 - Adrian & Underground Store
04 - Adrian & Underground Store
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Larger Version - 05 - Opal Mine
05 - Opal Mine
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Larger Version - 06 - Underground Store
06 - Underground Store
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Larger Version - 07 - Underground Store
07 - Underground Store
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Larger Version - 08 - Attention Grabber
08 - Attention Grabber
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Larger Version - 09 - The Big Winch Lookout
09 - The Big Winch Lookout
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Larger Version - 10 - The Big Winch Lookout
10 - The Big Winch Lookout
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Larger Version - 11 - The Big Winch Lookout
11 - The Big Winch Lookout
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Larger Version - 12 - The Big Winch Lookout
12 - The Big Winch Lookout
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Larger Version - 13 - The Big Winch Lookout
13 - The Big Winch Lookout
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Larger Version - 14 - The Big Winch Lookout
14 - The Big Winch Lookout
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Larger Version - 15 - The Big Winch Lookout
15 - The Big Winch Lookout
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Larger Version - 16 - The Big Winch Lookout
16 - The Big Winch Lookout
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Larger Version - 17 - Opal Digs
17 - Opal Digs
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Larger Version - 18 - Opal Digs
18 - Opal Digs
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Larger Version - 19 - Opal Digs
19 - Opal Digs
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Larger Version - 20 - Opal Digs
20 - Opal Digs
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Larger Version - 21 - Opal Digs
21 - Opal Digs
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