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 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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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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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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#GLAadventure team reaches Cooper Pedy which is known for two things - Opal and Underground Homes. Here most of the houses are underground including the hotel. These homes are called "dugouts" and the houses are fashioned in such a way due to scorching temperature during day time. This underground town was established in 1915 following the discovery of opal there. It's interesting to know that ninety five per cent of the world's opal comes from this area. Watch more videos: http://www.carandbike.com/videos?yt Download the NDTV news app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.july.ndtv&referrer=utm_source%3Dyoutubecards%26utm_medium%3Dcpc%26utm_campaign%3Dyoutube
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Coober Pedy - Opal Capital of the World (DOCUMENTARY)
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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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Coolgardie is a small town in Western Australia, 558 kilometres (347 mi) east of the state capital, Perth. It has a population of approximately 1,000 people. Although Coolgardie is now known to most Western Australians as a tourist town and a mining ghost town, it was once the third largest town in Western Australia (after Perth and Fremantle). At this time, mining of alluvial gold was a major industry and supplied the flagging economy with new hope. Many miners suffered under the harsh conditions, but for a few, their finds made the hard work worthwhile. Most men, however, left poorer than they had started off, with their hopes dashed. The town was founded in 1892, when gold was discovered in the area. Australia had seen several major gold rushes over the previous three decades, mostly centred on the east coast, but these had mostly been exhausted by the 1890s. With the discovery of a new goldfield, an entire new gold rush began, with thousands flocking to the area. By 1898, Coolgardie was the third largest town in the colony, with an estimated population of 5,008 (3,151 men and 1,857 women). At its peak, 700 mining companies based in Coolgardie were registered with the London Stock Exchange. The town also supported a wide variety of businesses and services, including the railway connection between Perth and Kalgoorlie, a swimming pool (first public baths in the state), many hotels and several newspapers. The value of Coolgardie to the colony in the late 1890s was so very significant that it was used as leverage to force Western Australia to join the Australian federation - Britain and the eastern colonies threatened to create a new state to be named Auralia around Coolgardie and other regional goldfields, such as Kalgoorlie, if the government in Perth did not agree to hold a referendum on federation. The Western Australian government reluctantly complied and a referendum was held just in time to become a founding state in the new federation. When federation did occur in 1901, Coolgardie was the centre of a federal electorate, the Division of Coolgardie. Soon after in November 1901, Alf Morgans from the state electorate of Coolgardie briefly became Premier of Western Australia. Albert Thomas, also of Coolgardie, was elected the first Member of Dundas, an electoral division south of Coolgardie. However, the gold began to decrease in the early 1900s, and by World War I, the town was in serious decline. The federal electorate was abolished in 1913 due to the diminished population, as many of its residents left for other towns where the gold was still plentiful, and it soon ceased to be a municipality. The situation remained unchanged throughout the century, as its population slipped to around 200 and it became a virtual ghost town. An example of this decline is that, in March 1896, Coolgardie's main street was lit by an electric light, but by April 1924, the same street was lit by four hurricane lamps. Despite this, many of the buildings from the town's peak were retained, which in recent years has helped start a small revival in the town's fortunes. The development of a tourist industry has once again created some employment in the town, resulting in a small increase in population. Coolgardie appears to be no longer in danger of dying. _____________________________________ Music By - Midnight Oil. Song title - "Blue Sky Mine:. _____________________________________ Intro & Outro - Song - Kevin Blight (Stratboy999) Graphics - Jeroen Oppers
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Made by Roger Whittaker Films - 1982. NFSA title no. 262876 This documentary delves into the social, cultural, and economic lives of the residents of the remote opal mining town of Coober Pedy, South Australia. Produced shortly after the Coober Pedy Act of 1981, the film captures social and economic changes underway, hastened by the introduction of satellite television in 1980. The historically maverick town must adapt to the formality of local government if it is to continue supporting its residents.
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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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All videos about Australia http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ikaustralia Australians talking about Australia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgqRSJPJDZc Sovereign hill is the place for an open air museum of an old mining town in the suburb of Ballarat, Australia. The museum depicts first ten years of life of this town after the discovery of gold in 1851. Opened in 1970 it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. Become friends with Channel about Australia - Facebook - http://facebook.com/igorstayer Instagram - http://instagram.com/ikaustralia VK - http://vk.com/ikaustralia "Pennsylvania Rose" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... ISRC: USUAN1100413 © 2007 Kevin MacLeod
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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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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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Dug out, underground house in what once was an opal mine, Coober Pedy, South Australia
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The remote town of Coober Pedy, Australia, is home to about 2,000 people, many of whom gravitated there to mine opal. The extreme climate of the Outback meant residents had to find creative ways to live and work – and they did. In this week’s Sunday Closer, NBC’s Sara James explores their underground dugouts, which make up a community that’s unlike any other. » Subscribe to TODAY: http://on.today.com/SubscribeToTODAY » Watch the latest from TODAY: http://bit.ly/LatestTODAY About: TODAY brings you the latest headlines and expert tips on money, health and parenting. We wake up every morning to give you and your family all you need to start your day. If it matters to you, it matters to us. We are in the people business. Subscribe to our channel for exclusive TODAY archival footage & our original web series. Connect with TODAY Online! Visit TODAY's Website: http://on.today.com/ReadTODAY Find TODAY on Facebook: http://on.today.com/LikeTODAY Follow TODAY on Twitter: http://on.today.com/FollowTODAY Follow TODAY on Google+: http://on.today.com/PlusTODAY Follow TODAY on Instagram: http://on.today.com/InstaTODAY Follow TODAY on Pinterest: http://on.today.com/PinTODAY This Opal-Mining Community Gives ‘Down Under’ A Whole New Meaning | Sunday TODAY
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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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Subscribe to ABC ME! - https://ab.co/2Rvucqs Grace gets a tour of Coober Pedy, an outback town in South Australia famous for its Opal mines and underground dugouts.... and Hollywood just loves using it because it can look like the surface of Mars! LET'S GO!: Grace Koh is on a mission to travel all over Australia to discover what this incredible country has to offer. Along the way she'll meet some amazing people and animals, plus pull off some crazy stunts! #LetsGo ABC ME: Young Aussies, ABC ME is for you! From skits and livestreams to videos that show the world through your eyes, ABC ME puts you at the center of everything. #abcme Visit our website - http://www.abc.net.au/abc3/ Follow us on Instagram - http://instagram.com/abcme Download our app - http://ab.co/abcmeapp
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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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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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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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A tour of the Ghost towns and other attractions around the Murchison and Gold Fields areas of Western Australia. Over 3000Kms done. Sleeping under the stars. Ghost towns, Ghost mines, ruins, aboriginal cave art, meteor crater, townsites, landscape, old stations.
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Second video in a series of four at the remote opal mining town of White Cliffs in outback Australia. Transferred from analogue video to digital in 1990, "Underground Motel" explores the surprisingly liveable accommodation at a naturally controlled 22C deep underground below the sun-baked surface of arid and hot White Cliffs. A pioneering outback town in every sense, the locals make it work really well for themselves and for their visitors! A great story of resourcefulness and courage in overcoming adversity - most unusual viewing!
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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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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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Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories Watch more episodes! http://bit.ly/1SiejNW See why the residents of Coober Pedy, often referred to as The Opal Capital of the World, choose to live underground in Australia's Outback. More of Elliot Ross' photos - http://elliotrossstudio.com & http://www.instagram/elliotstudio | @elliotstudio This weekly storytelling series uses the imagery of photographers and adventurers around the world to give us a deeper connection to and understanding of the human condition. Watch Seeker's content days before anyone else, click here for a free 30 day subscription to Vessel: http://skr.cm/seekeratvessel Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about iOS app: http://seekernetwork.com/ios
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Western Australia is home to one of the world's largest open cast gold mines. The FT's Jamie Smyth visits the settlement at the heart of Australia's gold mining industry. ► Subscribe to FT.com here: http://bit.ly/2r8RJzM ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes
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Coober Pedy is a town in northern South Australia, 846 km north of Adelaide, where everyone lives underground. 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. Coober Pedy was established in 1915 following the discovery of opal there. Ninety five per cent of the world’s opal comes from the area. But, people who flocked there to mine the previous stones soon discovered life above ground was pretty tough – because of the scorching temperatures. In the summer, the temperature often exceeds 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). 100 years later and as well as palatial underground homes, the town has several underground hotels and B&Bs (the Coober Pedy Underground B&B won Australia’s best B&B last year). Then there’s the underground church, a gift shop, a few museums, a casino, and, of course, the local pub. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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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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In Australia's outback, hardy prospectors search for a fortune in opals. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Coober Pedy | National Geographic https://youtu.be/V2R8RXnWwg8 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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The Residents Of This Australian Town Live Underground For A Very Good Reason Coober Pedy is a small Australian town, known for its very bizarre living arrangements. Because this remote community is located in the outback, it endures seasonal dust storms, with temperatures that reach up to 118 degrees in the shade. To stay cool during the summer and warm in the winter, residents have built homes underground that protect them from the harsh elements. But why, you ask, do people live here? Opals. Cooper Pedy is the largest opal mining area in the world. While the name "Coober Pedy" comes from the local Aboriginal term kupa-piti, meaning "white man's hole," the town itself is made up of more than 45 different nationalities. And while this place doesn't seem like the most ideal setting to call home, opal mining is an incredibly lucrative business. Living underground for a few years in exchange for striking it rich? Count me in! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Most Beautiful Canal Cities In The World 2017 HD" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THkJaPQZrCs -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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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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Caravan Trip into the arid center of Australia to the mining town of Coober Pede to learn about the secrets of Opal mining. We follow the Steward Highway from Port Augusta up north passing great salt lakes and vast semidessert landscapes.
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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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Thanks for watching..... 1) Adaminaby 2) Big Bell, Western Australia 3) Boydtown, New South Wales 4) Broad Arrow, Western Australia 5) Cassilis, Victoria 6) Cook, South Australia 7) Copperfield, Queensland 8) Cossack, Western Australia 9) Farina, South Australia 10) Glen Davis, New South Wales 11) Goldsworthy, Western Australia 12) Gwalia, Western Australia 13) Hill End, New South Wales 14) Mount Mulligan, Queensland 15) Nannine, Western Australia Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ghost_towns_by_country I, Kaushik Biswas, hereby declare that all information regarding this video I collect from www.wikipedia.org and all Images use to make this video is from Google Search www.google.com . I use Google Advanced Search to collect those images, usage rights : "free to use, share or modify, even commercially" section. Background Sound of this video I collect from Youtube Audio Library which are free to use. Thank you.
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Third video - of four - at remote Australian opal mining town White Cliffs takes us deep into the underground drives of now-abandoned workings where a very vocal old miner tells us stories about opal mining in his somewhat lurid past and shows us his treasures from that challenging time. A unique glimpse of an amazing time and place in Australia's fascinating mining history. Digitized from old analogue video in 1990, it is great viewing! Enjoy!!
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Saint Elijah church, Coober Pedy, South Australia 2011 Underground Serbian Orthodox Church "Sveti Ilija" This is the town's largest and most impressive underground church, with intricate rock-wall carvings and a gorgeous vaulted ceiling. It's about 3km south of town. Built in 1993 and is dedicated to Saint Elijah. It belongs to the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand. The church is a popular tourist attraction because of its underground location. The whole church complex, with a church, a community hall, a parish house and a religious school, is carved in the sandstone between 3 and 17 meters under the ground level. The church was built by Serbian Australians who settled in Coober Pedy as opal miners. Because of the hot climate, it was decided to build a church under the ground.
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