Hard Times Mine Tours, Mt Isa

Explore the history of mining in the Mt Isa area in one of the world largest underground mines rich of copper, silver, lead and zinc in The Isa. You can even use some of the machinery under guidance of the guide, and he demonstrates more machinary to you

From the very beginning of the tour you know that this is something special. From the moment you meet your tour guide who has worked as a miner for most of his life, to the kitting-out in overalls and cap lamps, already you're having fun and can't wait for what comes next.

Descending in to the mine in the Alimak Cage, you begin to explore the history of mining as the guides enthral you with their stories of the good times and the hard times that are had working deep under the earth. See how the tunnels are formed and shaped by the majestic boom drills and mucking units. Get up close with the machinery and try your hand at the air-leg drill, and feel the earth rumble with the firing of the blast face. These magnificent experiences will stay with you for ever.


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The minimum age for children is seven (7) years of age and over. A 'Waiver of Liability' must be signed by all participants. The tour lasts for over and hour.

Admission fees apply. Tours run 7 days a week. Bookings essential.

Location: 19 Marian Street Mount Isa Queensland. Phone: 1300 659 660

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