Just for fun
Have a ‘noodle’ or fossick in the mullock heaps left by other miners and see if you can find your own small chips of opal. Try the safe, above-ground area known as ‘the Jewellers Shop’ at the corner of Umoona Road and Jewellers Shop Road – there are no mine shafts and it’s free for the public to noodle here. On the Old Timers Mine tour you’ll find another pit where you can noodle, or the Down ‘n Dirty tour run by the Desert Cave Hotel is a noodling tour which includes a video on opal mining and visits to working mines.
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