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Coober Pedy: Inside Australia’s underground town

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 26: COOBER PEDY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 12: General view of the outback mining town of Coober Pedy, June 12, 2005, Australia. Australia supplies 95 percent of the world's opal supply, with most coming from Coober Pedy. Opal is a precious stone comprised of amorphous silica and water, with the more valuable stones displaying vivid colours. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Located in South Australia, the town of Coober Pedy is famous for three things - opal mines, the grassless golf course and its underground homes.

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