DropTableAdventures - Coober Pedy - underground buildings, opal mining (and wind turbines)


Season Identifier S08E14
Original Filename 14 - cooberpedy.mov
Date Filmed 2022-08-27 - 2022-08-28
Date Released 2023-05-03T08:00:16Z
Location(s) Coober Pedy - The Big Winch, Lookout Cave Motel, Old Timers Mine, the opal fields
Notable Equipment None
Camera(s) Used 2x GoPro Hero 8, Nikon Z Fc with 16-50mm DX VR
Software Used Final Cut Pro, Gyroflow, QGIS
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It’s an interesting place, and I do wish we got to stay there for longer, but all the accomodation seemed to be booked out. But there was more to do.

Wish I’d picked up some opal - you can buy plain white opal pretty cheaply because there’s tons of it and it’s not considered valuable.

I mean, you can even just go out into the opal fields and pick it up off the ground, as long as it’s not in someone’s staked out mining claim.



Our next stop is the outback town of Coober Pedy, famous for opal mining. Dinner at a 360 degree theatre, stay in an underground motel, then visit a former opal mine that was… discovered, when an underground house broke into it when digging out another bedroom.

Then we head out into the opal fields to get extremely close to a wind turbine.