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Coober Pedy at Sunset
Australia

Coober Pedy is located 846 km north of Adelaide and 213 m above sea level. It has an average annual rainfall of only 139 mm. About 4,000 people and over 45 nationalities live in Cooper Pedy with 80 per cent of the population living underground.

Coober Pedy has over 70 opal fields and is the largest opal mining area in the world. There are no large companies operating in the area and this has been maintained by the fact that a mining lease can only be acquired for an area of 50 square metres and then the miner is obliged to work at his lease for about 20 hours per week.

Copyright: Klaus Mayer
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Uploaded: 15/06/2009
Updated: 03/10/2014
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Tags: cooper pedy; south australia; sunset; outback
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