Coober Pedy, located in South Australia, calls itself the “opal mining capital of the world.” It’s also a remote and extreme place to live; due to the extreme temperatures of the Australian desert, 70% of the population have chosen to live underground. Since 1915, miners have hunted for opal in the surrounding rocks, and despite the grueling industry, mining continues today. Watch the full video to meet Desrey, one of the few female miners in the town. Read more about Coober Pedy here: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/coober-pedy CREDITS: Directed by: Ana González Executive Producers: Doug Baldinger Chris Naka Director of Photography Mobarak Shah Nazari Editor: Aranya Raj Singh Sound Design Thèo Serror Music “Red Desert 2” by David Khan At Atlas Obscura, our mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. See where we’re exploring here: https://www.atlasobscura.com Subscribe for more videos like this: https://trib.al/GD9qhdX Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atlasobscura Tweet us: https://www.twitter.com/atlasobscura Explore our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atlasobscura
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There's a treasure hunt going on in Coober Pedy, Australia, where opal was discovered a hundred years ago. As much as 80 percent of the world's opal supply comes from Coober Pedy's mines. But with summertime temperatures soaring to 120 degrees, the town features hundreds of "dug out" homes, burrowed into the rock and naturally cooled. Seth Doane explores the underground town, complete with bar, beauty salon, bookstore and hotel.
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You wouldn’t quite believe it until you saw it. Today, we will take you to the moon, where you will view (with your own eyes) a bizarre moonscape comprising thousands of deep dark holes. Just joking! This is not the moon, this is White Cliffs. This is Australia mate! Set in the middle of nowhere (1100km north-west of Sydney) this dot of a town has a rich opal mining history dating back to the 1800’s. So much so, the landscape comprises thousands of hillocks of earth, dug and discarded in their quest to strike it rich, to find the mighty opal stone. And would you know it, some smart fella (probably a kiwi) decided that the best place to live was in these holes. Crikey! In this otherworldly destination, most of its 100 residents live underground, to escape the heat and the wild kangaroos that roam the outback. Is this the world’s most unusual town? Make sure to comment, like and subscribe for more videos: http://bit.ly/InspiredSub ======================= Produced and written by Gina Shakespeare Camera, editing, and sound by Alexander Nilsen ======================= © All Rights Reserved. sighting explained stories family life overview deligracy ideas
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Coober Pedy is home to one of the most extreme climates on earth. To survive, people bury themselves beneath the ground. Also check out: Australian town goes off the grid ditching power companies - https://youtu.be/sFL93LrUG78 Coober Pedy: The mining town where people live under the earth - https://www.cnet.com/features/coober-pedy-the-mining-town-where-people-live-under-the-earth/ Living on the edge: Life off the grid in Australia's most extreme town (Gallery) - https://www.cnet.com/pictures/life-off-the-grid-in-coober-pedy-australia-extreme-town/?query=Coober+Pedy Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm
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Coober Pedy is a small desert town in Australia where the entire population lives in underground homes. With outside temperatures hovering over 100 degrees, residents made permanent homes in the cooler temperatures of old mine shafts. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com Great Big Story is a video network dedicated to the untold, overlooked & flat-out amazing. Humans are capable of incredible things & we're here to tell their stories. When a rocket lands in your backyard, you get in.
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In the Australian opal mining town of Coober Pedy, three unlikely housemates share an underground dugout and pursue their dream of finding their fortune. This segment originally appeared in the Australian television series Inventions from the Shed by Rebel Films
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On the surface, the place looks pretty deserted. With just a few hotels and, randomly, a golf course dotted around, the place has the air of an abandoned town. In fact, around 3,500 people live there. It’s just that most of them (60 per cent) live below the surface – in homes burrowed out of caves. Source: http://metro.co.uk Read here:http://helenastales.weebly.com/blogue/theres-a-whole-town-in-australia-that-lives-underground Follow us on facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ufo.maniaII/ ufo, ufos, ovni, ovnis, ufo videos, ufo footage, ufo news, real ufo, real ufos, ufo evidence, UFO Sightings, extratterestrial, НЛО, ufo 2018, extraterrestrial life, alien news, flying saucer, ufo sightings, are aliens real, ufology, ufo documentary, alien ufo moon, top ten, list, lists, top 5, top five, technology, science, caught, real, moon, planet, best, space, series, science fiction, proof, camera, truth, strange, paranormal, Legend, horror, horror stories, supernatural, poltergeist, ghost, ghost detector, paranormal activity, haunted, real ghost, ghost hunters, ghost videos, ghosts, Fantasma, Geist alien, aliens, real aliens, real alien, alien interview, alien interview part 2, entertainment, the space, Extraterrestrials, alive alien, universe, Extraterrestrial Life, Alien Life, Proof of aliens, signs of aliens, alien footage, galaxy, alien sightings, space aliens, gray aliens UFOUFOsovniovnisНЛОalienaliensnloufo 2018 ufos 2018 ovnis 2018 nlo 2018 НЛО 2018 ovni 2018 tr3b strange, weather, warning, events, all, over, the, world, storm, thunder, lightning, tornado, rain, inundación terremoto,disaster, weird, def, earthquake (disaster type), flood (disaster type), eruption, 2017, ww3, extraterrestrial, ufo, ovni,strange sounds, space sounds, sounds, mysterious sounds, mystery sounds,deslizamiento de tierra, strange sound, ghost voices, mysterious sound, sound, hum, skyquake, trumpet sound, trumpet in the sky, weird sounds, audio, funny, can, you, think, you can, system, face, crazy, random, silly, end of the world siberia,paranormal,mysterious light,object,sea creature,teleportation,portal,above,appearing,12th Planet nibiru , Planet X,alien,Mexico City,spotted, Shapeshifters,Reptilian.two suns,humanoid,Strange trumpet sounds ISS,UFOCrash,Spaceships,bizarre,SpaceX,Tesla,roadster.moon,meteor,nasa,phenomenon,events,drone,Pleiadians,Ashtar,Ashtarcommand.Message,Pleiadian,spiritual,horoscope,Orion,tall white aliens,the Nordics,secret,nemesis,ufo 2018,ufo in california,strange cloud,technology,hawaii,eruption,volcano,earthquake,interview,news,secret,leaks
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G'Day, today we leave the Northern Territory crossing the state border into South Australia with a rough plan to make Coober Pedy. Coober Pedy is a famous outback town in the middle of absolute no where. Why is it famous? Well the town is a Opal mining town and its hot, so hot that some of the residents actually live in underground homes, yep real underground homes called "Dug Outs". Headspace Website: http://headspace.org.au/ Help us support headspace: https://give.everydayhero.com/au/The_Ethical_Roadtrip Thank you for watching TatteredPassport, If you have enjoyed this movie please LIKE, SUBSCRIBE and SHARE with your friends. I love hearing about all your amazing adventures and stories, so please feel free to comment below. You can also find TatteredPassport on: Travel and Lifestyle Blog: https://www.tatteredpassport.com.au Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TatteredPassportInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/tatteredpassport Twitter: https://twitter.com/tatteredpass BEME: @TatteredPassport Snapchat @TatteredPassport Music: Track: Clean Rhythm Pop Rock Guitar Instrumental Artist: Royalty Free Music 2013, Album:Royalty Free Rock Music Instrumentals, Track:Blue Skies Artist: Silent Partner Album: YouTube Audio Library Track: Cielo Artist: Huma-Huma Album:YouTube Audio Library Music Wanted!! I am always looking for new and funky local music for my movies. If you are a music producer and would like me to use your music (funky, jazz, lounge, alternative bluesy, acoustic kind of stuff) please email me at: [email protected] Cameras and camera gear: When I travel I try and keep my gear minimal. Vlogging Camera: Olympus Tough Stylus TG-860 Action Camera: I use a Drift Innovation Action Camera. These are like the popular Go-Pro. They are a personnel choice and I love it. Cannon 600D DSLR: Sigma 17mm-50mm 2.8, 77mm Sigma 70mm- 200mm 2.8, 77mm Rode: Shot Gun Mic, Gear: Pro-Master Tripod, Manfrotto Video Gymbal, I tiny micro tripod, Drift Innovation Time-lapse mount, suction cup mount and that is about it? Editing Software and Computer: I use Final Cut Pro X and Compressor, on a Macbook Air 11”. It is a little underpowered for FCPX however it is so compact that I can carry it everywhere. One Life, One Search, Peace Out. Shane
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Nearly 1,700 People Live Underground In The Australian Desert — But Why? Bookmark Article: http://www.cleverly.me/underground-village Save on Pinterest: https://bit.ly/2CEeFgT Thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe for more DIY crafts & projects, genius life hacks, clever tips & tricks, valuable health hacks, and fun facts! You can find the full information for this video on our website or below ↓↓. *********************************************************************** Would you sleep underground in the middle of this desert? This is what nearly 1,700 people do every night. In the Australian desert—where temperatures reach almost 120°F (50°C) during the day and plummet to freezing cold levels at night—there are 1,762 people who live completely underground. But why?
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Centralia, Pennsylvania was nearly entirely evacuated following a coal mine fire, burning beneath the town since 1962. Centralia’s fire started in 1962, when residents turned an old strip mine into a dump, and setting the rubbish alight. The fire spread through an unsealed opening to the underground coal mines, igniting a seam of coal, and the fire has been burning to this day. In 1992, Pennsylvania condemned the town and claimed it under eminent domain in an attempt for force the remaining residents out. Some sued, and were allowed to stay. A section of State Route 61 was abandoned after it began to buckle and crumble from the underground fire. The fire stretches 12km, and burns underneath an area of 15 square kilometres, 300 feet below ground, authorities say the fire could burn for another 250 years. The town now mostly attracts tourists who visit an abandoned highway, where many profanities and obscene pictures are spray painted onto it, over time the highway has earned the nickname Graffiti Highway. Centralia is rumored to have inspired Silent Hill. Thanks for watching ____________________________________________________________________ CREDIT LINKS ► Joey Underground Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/kurtishamilton1986 ► Abandoned Town of Centralia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TNYN3rEBws ► ABANDONED_PA Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw8JkFvrKJY ► ABANDONED_PA Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw8JkFvrKJY ____________________________________________________________________ ► Wonder World Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wonderworld.ytc.10 ► Wonder World Twitter - https://twitter.com/WonderWorld_YTC For business enquiries, content submission or copyright concerns or disputes, please contact us at [email protected]
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Welcome to Top10Archive! All around the world intricate underground dwellings, businesses, and recreational spaces exist for a myriad of reasons. Whether created in a time of crisis, to give residents a place to eat, sleep, shop, and live life without dealing with the elements, or for complex hidden passages to evade enemies, these ten underground cities are the most amazing subterranean spaces you will find. Support us by shopping on Amazon! http://tinyurl.com/njwyzzn 10. Seattle Underground, Washington 9. Setenil de las Bodegas, Spain 8. Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland 7. Underground City, Helsinki 6. Coober Pedy, Australia 5. Kariz-e-Kish, Kish Island, Iran 4. Burlington Nuclear Bunker 3. Derinkuyu, Turkey 2. Dixia Cheng, Beijing 1. Montreal’s Underground City, Canada (RESO) References: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgfhLazjoKA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hCcZuHCPHI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN19IC9bCdQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKqXu-5jw60 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PsAuiPMDKs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY4jCjufLG8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuotR1L_EnI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3IVKjOEdWo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p-umwWnQIg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMFj_cMHmxw Music: Chicago by Joe Bagale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJoDzBl89wg Voice Over Talent: https://www.youtube.com/user/thought2
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The start of mine development for the Argo Gold Mine at Kambalda, West Australia in 2002.
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Coober Pedy is a town in northern South Australia, 846 kilometres north of Adelaide on the Stuart Highway. According to the 2011 census, its population was 1,695 (953 males, 742 females, including 275 indigenous Australians). The town is sometimes referred to as the "opal capital of the world" because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there. Coober Pedy is renowned for its below-ground residences, called "dugouts", which are built in this fashion due to the scorching daytime heat. The name "Coober Pedy" comes from the local Aboriginal term kupa-piti, which means "white man's hole", Opal was found in Coober Pedy on 1 February 1915 Подземный город в Австралии Кубер Педи,
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Coober Pedy in South Australia is a town almost completely built underground. It is located 526 miles or 846 km north of Adelaide on the Stuart Highway. A 2011 census found there was a population of 1695 people living there. The name Coober Pedy comes from a local Aboriginal term kupa-piti which means boys waterhole. This town is referred to as the opal capital of the world because of the incredible opals that are pulled from the mine near town. Most people live in below ground houses called dugouts which dramatically help with the scorching daytime heat. A standard 3 bedroom house costs about the same to build than an above ground home. Below ground homes remain at a steady temperature where above ground homes need air conditioning to survive the hot Australian heat. Temperatures in summer time can go above 104 degrees F or 40 degrees celsius. The first houses in Coober Pedy were holes dug in search for opals, once an area was cleared of any opals it became someone’s tiny house. Today opal mining isn’t allowed within town limits but you can always add another room to your house which isn’t considered mining. Back in the old days all the underground homes were built with picks and shovels but today only modern machinery is used and does the job significantly faster. When a tunneling machine finishes a room an attractive pattern is left on the walls and ceiling which is then finished off with a clear sealer to prevent dust. The town relies on tourism and the opal mine for most of the employment. The first opal found in Coober Pedy was on February 1st 1915, today Coober Pedy features over 70 opal fields making it the largest opal mining area of the world. The opals sell at wholesale auction for around $50 - $200 per thumb sized opal. Nothing like $100 dollar bills in the walls of your house. The mine is a popular tourist attraction but the town also has people visit the graveyard and the 2 underground churches. There are more than 1 motels that offer underground accommodation ranging from a single room to than entire motel being underground. The one and only tree within the town is welded from scrap pieces of iron which sits on a hilltop overlooking the town. Surprisingly there is a golf course in town which is completely void of grass and played at night time with golf balls that glow in the dark. Golfers will take a patch of turf around with them for the tee off at each hole. The Coober Pedy golf club is the only one in the world to have reciprocal rights at world famous St. Andrews club. The town also has a Australian football club that must travel 560 miles or 900 km just to play their matches at Roxby Downs. Coober Pedy is a very isolated place, temperatures can swing from scorching hot during the day to almost freezing at night. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coober_Pedy Music: Jon Wilhelmi https://soundcloud.com/jonathanwilhelmi/ambient-mix Check out some of our other videos: Top 10 Fruits You’ve Never Heard Of Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRdgPyZF45g&feature=youtu.be Top 10 Fruits You’ve Never Heard Of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKTej1u-7-0&feature=youtu.be Top 5 Most EXTREME Roller Coasters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTofF4_OPkM&feature=youtu.be Top 10 Craziest Lego Creations – Lego Sculptures to Blow Your Mind! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mip9G0_rUTk&feature=youtu.be Top 10 LONGEST LIVING Creatures on Earth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDaPH_ZGiVw&feature=youtu.be Support TTL by using our amazon link: http://amzn.to/2dQQ4nu Subscribe to our channel! → http://bit.ly/subscribe_to_titantoplist For copyright matters please contact: [email protected] Check us out on social media: Website - http://www.titantoplist.com Facebook - https://facebook.com/titantoplist Twitter - https://twitter.com/titantoplist Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/titantoplist Here at Titan Top List you'll experience the world's best mysteries, science, facts, news, conspiracies, inventions, scams, movies, games and amazing animals. If you enjoy our educational youtube entertainment, like the video and share a comment! Intro music thanks to Machinmasound: Rallying the Defense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruPk4RD19Nw Titan Top List is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com
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Coober Pedy is a town in northern South Australia, 846 km (526 mi) north of Adelaide on the Stuart Highway. According to the 2011 census, its population was 1,695 (953 males, 742 females, including 275 indigenous Australians). The town is sometimes referred to as the "opal capital of the world" because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there.
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This town was really cool to visit and one of our favourite towns in Australia that we've visited so far! Although the town isn't completely abandoned (there is still a couple of residents), as you drive around you really get the feeling of it being a ghost town. There are no government services provided anymore and the residents are responsible for all their own power and water. There is signage up every where warning you of the presence of deadly asbestos, which adds to the creepy feeling of the place! : Please subscribe for more great outback videos : © OZOUTBACK All rights reserved 2017. Any reproduction or republication of all or part of this video/audio is prohibited.
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A walk through the opal capital of the world in Coober Pedy in Australia's remote outback near Adelaide. The majority of the inhabitants live underground in depleted opal mines to hide from the burning heat. More videos: http://www.youtube.com/reelafrica Subscribe to this channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/reelafrica?sub_confirmation=1 (c) 2014, Ruud Elmendorp Video Journalist www.videojournalist.nl
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This cinematic drone short film was shot at the Edna May gold mine site in Western Australia over a 6 month period and is owned by Ramelius Resources. The video aims to portray the modern processes that are used to mine the lucrative golden mineral. **Approval has been given by the Mine Manager and COO of Ramelius Resources to post this video. Main Footage shot with the DJI Mavic Pro Other footage - Sony Alpha 6300 Music: OdinMann - Inspiring Corporate Cinematic Trailer [Music Standard Licence] Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 I also take photos: https://www.instagram.com/carranddrone/ https://www.facebook.com/CarrandDrone/ www.carranddrone.com Other feature videos: Seeding Australia: https://youtu.be/CoDaA0GayOc Cunderdin Harvest: https://youtu.be/pU3OuRdWqc8 Mukinbudin by drone: https://youtu.be/k9P9gzxm218
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Mount Isa, today very much a ghost town rather than Australia's largest copper producer and major source of lead and zinc. The industrial dispute stretching into months of deadlock has caused a complete shutdown of underground mining, and the resultant economic repercussion are little short of disastrous. Every working day this huge plant lies idle costs Australia a loss in export income of 135,000. Obviously, millions of pounds are involved. Intervening, the Queensland Govenment issued emergency orders in Council, principally aimed at preventing Labour Council President, McMahon, and unofficials miner's leader, Pat Mackie from returning to Mount Isa, after Trade union-Fund Raising discussions in Sydney. This is a memorial to Campbell Miles, who first discovered mineral in the Mount Isa area in 1923. In those days isa was a cattle town and transit point for the wide-spread stations throughout the channel country. It was, and still is, a hard, rugged expanse which could perhaps best enjoy the typical description of a "thirsty brown land". The hill country on the outskirts of Mount Isa, where prospectors search for the bonanza, and which, when it was found, turned out to be a virtual mountain of copper. Active mining commenced in 1932, and the first signs of a vast industry began to show. Isolated from civilization, the attraction of big money brought miners to work, and then to stay, with their families to work, as the town continued its growth. Preparing for compulsory conferences aimed at settlement, representatives of unions involved. JACK DEVERAUX, HARRY PEEBLES and COL. EMERY. Another official involved, the President of the Queensland Trades and Labour Council JACK EGERTON seen here with PAT MACKIE. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/2ca9f70be8134b618d7062aeff0fd328 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Coober Pedy, South Australia 2011 - Big Winch view, Catholic church of St. Peter and St. Paul Coober Pedy is a town in northern South Australia, 846 kilometres north of Adelaide on the Stuart Highway. The town is sometimes referred to as the "opal capital of the world" because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there. Coober Pedy is renowned for its below-ground residences, called "dugouts", which are built in this fashion due to the scorching daytime heat. The name "Coober Pedy" comes from the local Aboriginal term kupa-piti, which means "white man's hole". Opal was found in Coober Pedy on 1 February 1915; since then the town has been supplying most of the world's gem-quality opal. Coober Pedy today relies as much on tourism as the opal mining industry to provide the community with employment and sustainability. Coober Pedy has over seventy opal fields and is the largest opal mining area in the world. Another video from Coober Pedy, part 1 https://youtu.be/RSq0-LUH4AA
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Cue, Western Australia (HD) - Cue, WA Tourism and vacation Travel Videos HD, World Travel Guide http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=World1Tube The small town of Cue in Western Australia's Murchison Region is to me a particularly interesting outback town. Like so many old WA mining towns, Cue has thrived and floundered over the years with times of boom and bust. The town was established in 1893 following the discovery of gold in the area the year before, which sparked a gold rush to the remote Murchison Region desert. In its heyday at the beginning of the twentieth century Cue was home to over 10000 people, a thriving and prosperous town known as "The Queen of the Murchison". These days things couldn't be more different. With a population of less than 300, Cue is very close to being a ghost town. When we visited Cue earlier this year the wide streets were still and silent beneath a big blue desert sky. The whole time we were there we didn't see a single soul walking around town and we noticed a good number of the buildings were abandoned or up for lease. The empty streets of Cue would have felt really quite spooky if it weren't for the constant parade of roadtrains roaring through on their way between Perth and the Pilbara carrying fuel and massive pieces of mining equipment. This for me is what made Cue such a memorable place -- the decay and ghostliness of the semi-abandoned town, and the way it felt as if time had stood still there ever since the 1930′s. However I have a feeling that Cue might be quite a different place in a few years time as the shire seems to be going to some effort to restore the town's buildings to their former glory and attract more visitors to the town and surrounding region. And with rumours of a new big mine opening in the area, the population could soon be set to rise again. Gracious Heritage Architecture in Cue =========================== Walking around the streets of Cue feel like stepping back in time. Not much appears to have changed on the main street over the years. Almost all of the buildings are the original ones that were built in the 1890′s and 1900′s -- some still serving their original purpose, some beautifully restored and others abandoned and left to ruin. While a lot of the old heritage Goldrush-era buildings look crumbling and decrepit, I can still understand why Cue's town slogan is "Queen of the Murchison". Some of the old sandstone buildings sure are grand for a dusty outpost in the middle of nowhere! Visiting and Exploring Around Cue, Western Australia =============================== If you happen to be heading up Great Northern Highway for any reason -- on your way to Karijini and the Pilbara perhaps -- then I highly recommend making a stop in Cue. It is an interesting and memorable place to spend some time in and is well-situated for a stopover on a long outback drive, being 650km from Perth and approximately half way to Newman and Karijini. If you've got a bit of time to spare while you're in the area, it's well worth taking a half-day detour westwards out to Walga Rock and the ghost town Big Bell. Things to See and Do in and Around Cue, Western Australia ================================ Go for a drive or walk around town and have a look at the interesting and beautiful old heritage buildings. Government Buildings -- police station, court house and post office Gentleman's Club (now the shire office) Masonic Lodge building Bank of New South Wales building Rotunda (site of the town's first well) Pensioner huts and old gaol (part of the caravan park) Check out the historical photograph collection in the shire office building (formerly the town Gentleman's Club) to gain some more context to the history of Cue. Drive up to the top of the Radio Tower Hill (Cue Lookout) for views over the town, the nearby mines, and horizon-to-horizon dry red earth. A good idea is to pick up the brochure and follow the Cue Heritage Trail, which will take around to the main attractions in the surrounding area and provide interesting background info. Try fossicking for gold -- you never know, you could get lucky! In late winter and spring the beautiful desert wildflowers bloom to life, carpeting the red dusty ground in fields of colour. This is the best time of year to visit Cue and explore the surrounding country. Camp out for the night or just enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife at Lake Nallan, a nature reserve about 24km north of Cue Or camp/picnic at Milly Soak, 16km north of Cue. Also has a small pioneer cemetery and well Head out west along Austin Downs Road to Walga Rock to see the cave paintings, climb the rock and perhaps camp there for the night. While in the area, check out what remains of Big Bell, a ghost town.
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Underground City of Australia, Coober Pedy. Coober Pedy ("white man's hole") was established in 1915 after opal was found here, is a town in northern South Australia. It is one of the unique places in the world with a population of near 3,500. People from more than 45 different nationality lives here. Not only this town is known for opal, but also because there are underground houses. People realized during mining of opal that here temperature can reach to 52 centigrade and its much cooler to live underground. From there the concept of living underground evolved. Coober Pedy today relies as much on tourism as the opal mining industry. Please like, comment and Please subscribe our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJWJp43J00xSt06P7jWnZNQ It really helps to motivate creating new video. ⭐Info Teaser ©️ by Ali Asim 🇵🇰 (aliasim77) Coober Pedy - Underground City of Australia - Town Information at https://youtu.be/IRE3dyzApHA
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Coober Pedy is a different world. In fact, it looks so much like a far-off desert planet that it has stood in for Mars in a series of Hollywood blockbusters. The pink sandstone formations rising out of the red dirt, framed by a sapphire blue sky, create an ethereal beauty easily mistaken for outer space. Dotted around the 100-year-old mining town, halfway between Adelaide and Alice Springs, are the abandoned props from those films: a dilapidated spaceship here, paper mache aliens there. The eerie celestial monuments punctuate the red streets alongside discarded mining equipment and weathered opal shop signs. Welcome to the opal capital of the world and the strangest town in Australia. Coober Pedy’s heyday is well behind it and it seems frozen in the ’80s – the last opal boom. Mining has declined sharply since the ’90s, as the old guard dies off and the town transitions into its new life as an offbeat tourist attraction.
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Made by The National Film Board 1948. Directed by R Maslyn Williams. Much of the romance associated with the development of the gold industry is to be found at Kalgoorlie on the golden mile, that rich strip of Western Australian territory. This film illustrates life in the town and the work of the miners: the school of mining, the vast store of mining tradition, the old-time prospectors who still search the surrounding countryside for new and fabulous strikes. It takes the viewer underground, deep into the galleries where the gold holding rock is blasted out, and shows the intricate business of separating the valuable metal from the rock that is undertaken on the surface.
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Underground miners in outback Western Australia have unearthed rare gold specimens which geologists are calling a "once-in-a-lifetime discovery". Workers at the Beta Hunt mine near the small town of Kambalda, 630 kilometres east of Perth, have brought more than $15 million worth of gold specimens to the surface in just four days. The gold-encrusted rocks were found about 500 metres below the surface in an area just three metres wide and three metres high. Read more here: For more from ABC News, click here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/ Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/abcnews Like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/abcnews.au Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/abcnews_au
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Coober Pedy Town Pictorial 2011 By John Boom. A large series of photos covering the Opal Mining town of Coober Pedy in South Australia. You can see more about Coober Pedy on my Australian Pictorial site here: www.australianpictorials.com Please support the work I do and purchase any of my royalty free photos from here. Aussie Photo - www.aussiephoto.com Original songs by Johnny B.
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Would you want to live in this underground town? Watch more stories like this at: https://insh.world Check out more from INSH: Top 10 Women's Jobs That No Longer Exist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5TJJoIzSWg This Norwegian Town Needs Giant Mirrors to See the Sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jep1oPm1fMk About INSH: We tell the world’s greatest underknown stories and facts about history, geography and world culture. Our stories are true, but either unknown or underknown. We aim to bring the marvel of these narratives, images or facts to your consciousness and hope that these inspiring tales make us look to the skies rather than to the ground. INSH is an educational video company producing snackable, short-form videos. Visit our official site at: https://insh.world Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/INSH Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INSH/ or follow on Instagram: instagram.com/interestingsh
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After working 9 months in different mining sites around Western Australia, I decided to make this little video after realizing that unless you've been there, it's really hard to imagine what is it to live on a mine site village. It's usually way better that what people imagine... For more information, check my blog at http://nomadxperiment.wordpress.com and these post : - To live on a mining camp in Australia ;http://wp.me/p2nFW7-kE - How to get a job on a mine site in Australia ? : http://wp.me/p2nFW7-ns If you ever need an SEO/SMO expert to rank your website on the first page of Google, check out my new digital marketing project : http://primuseo.com
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Get more Tips here! http://www.destinationtips.com Have you ever imagined a life without the sun? How could we possibly survive? Today we'll show you how with the most impressive underground cities! 1. GROWING UNDERGROUND, LONDON: In this city located in an old war bunker in London, they managed to sustain a whole farm. This seems almost impossible, however they did it by using a hydroponic, vertical, pesticide-free system. Also, they use the space much more efficiently, saving 70% of the water used on it. 2. EARTHSCRAPER, MEXICO CITY: As you had already imagined, this is the complete opposite building to a skyscrapers, as it goes down towards the Earth core. 65 stories to be precise. It has a pyramid-shaped design and an open central space where daylight can flood in to the depths of the earth. 3. THE LOWLINE, NEW YORK: The Lowline is a project based on the success of "the Highline", an abandoned elevated railway converted into a lush public space. The aim is to give an unused trolley terminal a makeover. It's expected to be opened by 2020. The natural light would be directed below ground using a system called "remote skylights" based on parabolic reflectors and optic fiber cables. 4. RÉSO, MONTREAL: (ray-zo mon-tree-all) This is the largest subterranean complex in the world and has been in use since the 1960s. It's a way of hiding from the terrible cold temperatures they suffer. We can find multi-level shopping centers, hotels, restaurants and metro stations. All linked by tunnels. 5. UNDERGROUND CITY, HELSINKI: This underground city includes more than 125 miles of tunnels filled with everything you would expect in an overground city, and the best thing is that they have plans to continue to expand the subterranean public spaces. 6. SUBTROPOLIS, KANSAS CITY: This city occupies 1,100 acres of abandoned limestone mines since 1964. More than 1,600 people work in this naturally climate-controlled, rock-carved space every day. We can find subTropolis houses and everything from cave-aged cheese to car storage space, and an array of small businesses. Also it naturally maintains temperatures between 18 and 21 °C all year-round. 7. UNDERGROUND SCIENCE CITY, SINGAPORE: In Singapore they've had a space problem for a long time. So they designed this Underground Science City for up to 4,200 scientists, researchers, and professionals in Research and Development facilities. But also, there are many restaurants and shopping malls. 9) Burlington, U.K. This is a city built by the British Government in 1955 in case of a nuclear attack. A 35-acre network of hidden entrances, streets, canteens, and purpose-built rooms to house the Prime Minister, the entire British government and the Royal Family. It even had a telephone switchboard and a hospital inside. However it's been closed off since 1991. 10) Derinkuyu, Turkey This is an ancient multi-level underground city extending to a depth of approximately 60 metres. It is large enough to have sheltered as many as 20,000 people together with their livestock and food stores. This city could be closed from the inside with huge stone doors and had ventilation and running water. Are you ready to live underground? Comment below!
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Justin Lang and Becky MacAllan venture into a dangerous old mine on the hunt for opal. Having struck a deal with their neighbouring hunters, the rookie couple need to make this perilous journey underground worth it. It's only when they find rare opal belemnite does it seem like their luck is beginning to turn. Watch the full episode here: https://bit.ly/2HbKY62 Subscribe to Quest TV for more great clips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Quest On Demand: https://www.questod.co.uk/ Follow Quest on Twitter: https://twitter.com/QuestTV
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In the middle of the Australian Outback, there's a town where chimneys rise from the sand and big red signs warn people of "unmarked holes." Welcome to Coober Pedy, the town that lives underground. What began in 1917 as perhaps the largest opal mining operation in the world has since expanded into a subterranean community that is safely out of reach from the region's 120-degree summers. Entire bedrooms, bookstores, churches, and bars are installed in the carved underground walls of Coober Pedy — and after 100 years of living in these "dugouts," the folks who call it home have no plans of stopping.
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At Knauf Insulation we have a track record of rolling up our sleeves and helping local communities realise the benefits of insulation. The Birdsville project below is one of our proudest moments. Watch to learn about the people, the place and the journey we went through to insulate Birdsville.
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Two significant coal mine disasters took place here at the no 20 Shaft in Dalyston, Victoria, Australia 📌 The first occurred during the first year of operation on the 20th February 1931, when 4 men died underground. Then disaster strikes once again, on the 15th February 1937, in which another 13 men died underground this explosion was so powerful ,it blew the cage out of the shaft some 40 ft above the surface, and hit the poppet head, making this the worst mining disaster in Australia's history. The newspaper of the day "the Canberra Times" can be read from the national archives. (Link Below) 📌 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2424471 📌 This second disaster, in which Thirteen miners were killed from the explosion, resulted in a successful national campaign to improve conditions for all Australian miners. So at least some good came from the sad deaths of these miners. May they rest in piece. The Dalyston township today, is nothing more than a few assorted stones and cement slabs laying around, and allotment numbers found on maps of the area. LOT 36 Bass Highway Dalyston VIC 3992 📌 Checkout other videos from Garry Purcells YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/garrypurcell
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If you plan on taking a holiday to Victoria Australia, one of the most popular tourist spots to visit outside of Melbourne is Ballarat. It does get a bit cooler than Melbourne, so take some warm clothes! One of the biggest festivals in Ballarat is their Winter Festival. Here they decorate laneways with colourful lights and have a pop up ice skating ring just off Sturt Street. One of the biggest events though is the Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill. I’ll show more of this in the video guide to Ballarat. In this video I will show you some of the best things to do in Ballarat for a family, couple or even solo traveller. This is a list of Ballarat’s top tourist attractions 10. Ballarat Wildlife Park The park was opened in 1987 and covers some 37 acres of natural bushland. If you want to see some natural Australian animals, Ballarat Wildlife Park has plenty, from free roaming kangaroos and emus – where you can hand feed these cute Australian animals. Learn about koalas on one of the guided tours. Get a selfie with a wombat. Watch Tasmanian devils getting fed. See giant tortoises, crocodiles and alligators. And of course the meerkats! Check out the reptile enclose for snakes and lizards. A great place to take the whole family in Ballarat. 9. Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka The Eureka Flag is housed on the historic site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade and is surrounded by the scenic Eureka Stockade Memorial Gardens. 8. The Art Gallery of Ballarat. If you’re an art lover, this is the place to visit in Ballart. It holds both temporary and permanent art works. 7. Gold Museum of Ballarat. Gold is what made this town and this museum gives a fascinating insight to Ballarat’s gold rush. If you buy a ticket to Sovereign Hill, you will get the ticket included to the museum. 6. Lake Wendouree. This is a lovely spot to visit in Ballarat – enjoy a stroll around the lake, stop of one of the cafes or just enjoy the lovely gardens of the Botanic Gardens in Ballarat. Highlights to visit are the Prime Ministers Avenue, Adam Lindsay Gordon Cottage, the Australian Ex- Prisoner of War Memorial, the Ballarat Tramway Museum (try to take a tram ride by Lake Wendouree) and the 1956 Olympic Memorial. 5. Ballarat Ghost Tour. With Ballarat having the reputation of being one of Australia’s most haunted cities why night take a ghost tour of Ballarat at night. Eerie Ghost tours operates a weekend ghost tour of Ballarat. Meet under the clock tower at Ballarat Railway Station for a spooky 2 hour walking ghost tour. Visit haunted spots and listen to ghost stories by the guide. A fun way to see Ballarat. 4. Ballarat Heritage Tours. Take one of this walking tours of Ballarat, learn about this history of the city and its famous landmarks. Taken by an experienced guide who is extremely knowledgeable about Ballarat history. 3. Bloody Ballarat Tour. Take this tour of the dark side of Ballarat – true tales of murder and crime that you don’t learn in your history books. A fantastic tour you should do in Ballarat. The tours run at night. 2. Kryal Castle. One of the more popular things to do in Ballarat, especially for the family is Kryal Castle. Built as medieval castle just outside of town. Fun things to see the knights at the Tournament Arena. Here they joust on horseback and even sword fight. Watch the wizard make potions in his workshop. Visit the Torture Museum or get lost in the castle’s maze. There are places to eat and you can even stay overnight at one of their rooms. I will do another video on accommodation at Kryal Castle. Prices are listed on the website. 1/ Sovereign Hill Without a doubt the number one tourist attraction in Ballarat is Sovereign Hill. It has been voted Australia’s best ‘Major Tourist Attraction’ multiple times. A theme park set back as an 1850’s gold mining town. Learn to pan for gold in a replica river. Go underground on some the gold mining tours. Watch people preforming chores dressed in period costumes. See how they make candy the old way. Some other popular attractions at Sovereign Hill include the Red Coat Soldiers musket firing, horse and coach rides, bowling, candle making, getting and old photo taken and other street activities. A great place to take the whole family - a great educational experience for kids to learn about history. During Winter Sovereign Hill has its Winter Wonderlights Festival. This is a specular light show – that for me is a must do in Ballarat. The lights and snow effects make this truly a wonderful show to experience. During the festival they decorate Main Street shops with Christmas decorates, have a band playing Christmas Carols and you might even see Santa. One of the best Christmas in July events in Australia! A must for the family! Ticket prices are listed on the website. *All rates and conditions subject to change without notice. Please check directly with the establishments for latest prices and conditions.
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Deane and Rob visit Coober Pedy in the Australian outback and explain how opals are formed underground. SUBSCRIBE NOW http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=CuriosityShow CONNECT WITH CURIOSITY Facebook ➤ http://www.facebook.com/CuriosityShow Twitter ➤ https://twitter.com/CuriosityShow Curiosity Show ➤ www.curiosityshow.com.au
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This was just a TEST run, had a 1 week window (Its Wet season) to get in and tune in the washplant, so that is what you see here in this vid. Gota wait for the Wet season to finish and we will be back in there to wash the lot! (6-8weeks)
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