This mine dates back to 1916. The shafts were filled in hiding the mine below and it wasn't until 1968 that is was accidently discovered when an underground home extension broke through.
|I'm posing with the mannequin of the first woman miner in the area.|
|I'm pointing at a picture of a 2 year old boy smoking! These newspaper clippings were found when the mine was excavated.|
Next, we had to add a final "big thing" to our list-the big winch.
|This picture is for my mom who hates grammatical errors on signs.|
Underneath the "Free Addmission" someone wrote in the dust, "and free spell checks."
|I think the only "big thing" less impressive than this was the Big Scotsman.|
We stayed in a caravan park the first night but the second night we wanted to stay underground so we stayed at the Underground B and B. Very nice place and very nice hosts. We had a delicious dinner at a Greek restaurant too.
Km to Coober Pedy: 801
Total Km travelled: 10593