We walked around this little town and we have never seen so many opal stores.
We went inside some, but the human already have some opals, and Zeb and Eider don’t think any new opals will be coming home with us. We liked this car, the Opal Bug, at the Opal Beetle.
We entered the Umoona Opal Mine and Museum.
Into the mine.
Through the tunnels.
A layer of opal still in the rock.
This opal is great and they had a wonderful gift shop. But still no opals going home with us. These rock formations are known as The Breakaways.
Look at this sky. Love the clouds.
Nearby is the dingo fence, or the dog fence.
This dingo fence is the longest structure in the world. It is even longer than the Great Wall of China. This fence now extends for 5,300 kilometers. At one time it extended 9,600 kilometers.
The fence was built by ranchers to prevent the wild dingos from the north from killing the stock The dingo fence was built in 1946. We then visited the Underground Serbian Orthodox Church of Saint Elijah Parish.
We are entering the tunnel leading to the interior of the church.
The altar is beautiful.
This is the view from the church balcony.
The church is built into the mountain, like a cave, so they can have these beautiful windows on one side
We really enjoyed our visit to Coober Pedy. We hope you visit also.