Gchang郭大喵Coober Pedy, a lonely town 600 kilometers away in the hinterland of South Australia. It is best known as the "Opal Capital of the World". There is only one gem that can flash the seven brilliance of the sun at the same time, and that is the opal. 80% of the world's opals are produced in Australia, and the small town of Coober Pedy is the most important mineral center. It is said that when someone passed by here, it was raining heavily, and the mountains were full of colorful lights, like miracles. So I discovered the Opal vein that shocked the world. Over the past few decades, countless gold diggers have come here to hunt for treasure, some have become rich overnight, and some have gone bankrupt. (Many local people live in such mines to avoid the sweltering heat, warm in winter and cool in summer) There are several old mines and museums in the town to visit. The tour guide will explain the mining process and history in detail, and you can also experience absenteeism. life. The origin of these gems, each one is full of hardships. If you apply for a piece of land with a length of 100 meters, you can excavate gems. But the mineral veins are not so easy to find. Maybe you have digged up and there is no blood flow. The next door is a big mineral vein. There are also mineral veins that are hard to find and are destroyed by accidentally digging them. Mining machines are old-fashioned, and once broken, it takes at least three weeks for the parts to arrive. The labor cost is also high. In order to save costs, some mine owners have specially developed mining experience projects for backpackers. Tourists have to pay him when they dig for them! Of course, he also promised to dig all yours.
biggunCoober Petty is not a scenic place, but it has the most unique "dungeon" in Australia. Opals were discovered in Cooberpeace in 1915, and now 95% of Australia's Opals are produced here. The miners gathered here quickly discovered that living in a cool underground can escape the hot summer. Visitors can also get this experience by choosing a variety of accommodations, some of which provide underground rooms. There is no plane to reach this town. The Stewart Desert Highway, which has been scorched by the heat waves all year round, is the only way to visit this town. The nearest city is more than 500 kilometers away. It is also the only way to reach Uluru Rock, the center of the Australian desert. the road. So don’t be surprised if there are tourists here, everyone will pass by. This is also the only underground city in Australia. It is one of the driest places in Australia. It was originally a barren land where birds were too lazy to land. In 1915, someone accidentally discovered an opal mine here, which changed the fate of this wasteland ever since. Opal, commonly known as Opal, is mainly used to make a variety of jewelry. Ordinary opal is not valuable, but the best product is priceless. Fortunately, Coober Petty's opal is not only the best of the best, but also has a surprisingly large amount of opal. The news spread like wildfire, and naturally attracted Taobao people from all over the world.