A small mining town in South Australia, perfect for relaxation and leisure, Olympic Dam has the advantage of not being invaded by tourists until recent times. This mining centre is found about 550 km north-west of Adelaide. The place is thriving with copper, uranium, gold and silver deposits. Snow White's seven dwarves would probably have a field day! If that isn't enough, wait 'til you hear this. Olympic Dam is the fourth largest copper deposit and is the largest known uranium deposit in the world.
Quiet and peaceful, Olympic Dam makes a great place to drive your car hire for a weekend of relaxation, spent listening to music, enjoying food and maybe learning a few things about life in a small town. Take a few days just for you, enjoy the silence offered by the lack of the noisy and annoying crowds. If you do not want to spend all your time in Olympic Dam, try a few typical attractions of the area.
Aside from that, the town and the regions around it are packed with tons of tours and must-sees. Apparently, there's loads you can do it Olympic Dam besides mining. Check out the attractions tab for some ideas and if you think you can add to the list then we want to hear from you.
The Mining Museum is an exhibition of the materials extracted from the mine in Olympic Dam and of the tools used from the beginning until now to extract cooper, gold, silver and uranium. You can also admire jewelry made from silver and gold and there is also a selling point if you want to buy jewelry produced in Olympic Dam, right from the source.
The Olympic Dam Monument is a monument made of stone with a black marble sheet engraved with information about the mining center. Witness the monument that was rose on the exact place where the site had the first drill on June 13, 1975, made by E. G. Whenan, driller at Western Mining Corporation's Exploration Division.