Cooper Peedy : Opal mining capital of the world
(Also famous because 50% of the population live in dugout houses underground due to the extreme heat in the Outback.)
|Because you can leave your opal mining hole after you are done with it, there are many accidents that happen when people are walking around the opal mines and fall into one of the holes. There are signs all over Cooper Peedy about the danger of walking around beween the opal mines. And of course, there is a rescue squad....|
A visit to an underground church.
|Photos from an underground house.|
|Yes, and we even tried sleeping underground. Sleeping in a cave is quite the experience. The temperature is always nice and cool and it is dark any time of the day.|