Opalized snail from Coober Pedy, South Australia

Opalized snail shell from Coober Pedy, South Australia; one of the leading opal mines in the world. Also, read more on Coober Pedy. One of the hottest places in the world, yet residents live in honeycomb caves that stay nice and cool all day.

This Town in Australia Looks Totally Deserted. But Turns Out Their Residents Are Just Brilliant.

This Town in Australia Looks Totally Deserted. But Turns Out Their Residents Are Just Brilliant.

The town of Coober Pedy in Northern New South Wales, Australia. Looks totally deserted. But turns out their residents are just brilliant.

Amazing underground town  There is in South Australia underground town.Coober Pedy is also known as the world’s opal capital with 30% global opals mined here. As for the town name, it is translated as “whitemans hole” from the Aboriginal term kupa-piti.

South Australia underground town, Coober Pedy, is also known as the world’s opal capital with global opals mined here. As for the town name, it is translated as “whitemans hole” from the Aboriginal term kupa-piti.

Coober Pedy crystal opal.

A gorgeous Coober Pedy crystal opal. Superb opal jewellery is made here.

Coober Pedy | What makes it unique: This Australian city is completely underground and has been given the informal title of The Opal Capital of the world. Visit one of the many underground mines, just be careful not to tumble down any shafts!

Coober Pedy - What makes it unique: This Australian city is completely underground and has been given the informal title of The Opal Capital of the world. Visit one of the many underground mines, just be careful not to tumble down any shafts!

The dog fence near Coober Pedy, Outback Australia.  Road to the Red Heart.  Read more at http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/travel/activity/drives/road-to-the-red-heart-20121020-27xpw.html#

The dog fence near Coober Pedy, Outback Australia. Road to the Red Heart. The funniest part was that when I was here we saw a dingo just trotting along the "wrong" side of the fence.

Visit Coober Pedy, Australia...the opal mining capital of the world! Most of the residents live underground due to the excessive heat!

The Breakaways near Coober Pedy - Several movies have had scenes filmed here – including one which uses the terrain as the planet Mars. According to the Wikipedia entry for The Breakaways, the average ground temperature can reach 65 degC degF) in summer.

An entire pliosaur skeleton that is OPALIZED!  Pliosaurs are actually aquatic carnivorous reptiles, not dinosaurs. 'Eric' was a small, short-necked pliosaur and and was discovered by an opal miner in Coober Pedy in 1987. 'Eric' is one of the most complete opalised vertebrates known and became part of the fossil collection of the Australian Museum in 1993.

Opalised Plesiosaur on display at the National Opal Collection, Sydney

Underground Home (dugout) in Coober Pedy, South Australia

Underground home. Because of the incredible heat, people live underground at Coober Pedy in outback Australia.

Multicolor Rough Crystal Opal from Coober Pedy, South Australia, expressing nearly every color of the visible spectrum.

Opal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Multicolor rough crystal opal from Coober Pedy, South Australia, expressing nearly every color of the visible spectrum

The Australian town of Coober Pedy has restaurants, art galleries, bars and hotels, all underground.

Go beneath the surface and explore the hidden lives of three underground homes and gardens: the Kinver Edge cave homes, the Forestiere Underground Gardens, and the underground town of Coober Pedy, Australia.

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