Talk:Coober Pedy

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Check spelling, someone.

Syd1435 10:27, 2004 Oct 2 (UTC)

Coober. Mike H 10:29, Oct 2, 2004 (UTC)
Yep. Randwicked 10:38, 2 Oct 2004 (UTC)

everyone thought it used to be cooper. Now with evidence of about six atlas. The conclusion is it is CooBer Pedy.

Underground housing[edit]

Does anyone have a picture of one of these cave houses they could post? Sounds really intriguing! Infilms 22:45, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

I have added a photo. cheers Nachoman-au 08:42, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
Thank you! I have always liked the idea of living underground and it's great to see what doing so might actually look like Infilms 10:19, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Underground homes/ cave name fix[edit]

These homes are actually called Dugouts they are not just for homes, the church is a dug out and there are several stores in the dug out set up. yes by definition they are caves but they are called dug outs to the the town and to all those who know of them.

And they are quite comfortable I have lived in two. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wolviechickie (talkcontribs) 02:23, 7 November 2007 (UTC)


c'mon someones gotta say something about what the name really means!

ask any aboriginal! and they'll laugh —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:35, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Lol, it means 'white man in a hole'! UserPrJ 27 talk 02:55, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
it does mean "white man in a hole". not 'boy in a hole'. abororg's thought that the white men living in the holes looked like rabbits back at the turn of the 20th century. hence the name. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:33, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Pop culture[edit]

Seems a couple of editors are edit warring over the pop culture section with no discussion here. I've chopped the unsourced material. If editors want particular items listed, then they should get at it and supply WP:reliable sources showing the significance of them. Vsmith (talk) 02:29, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

A Link to a photo of spaceship is here- would be good in this section.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nspacemonkey (talkcontribs) 05:16, 18 September 2012

Oil "reserves"[edit] (talk) 08:58, 1 August 2013 (UTC)This section needs work. Reserves are a defined term in the Petroleum Industry ( Petroleum_Resources_Management_System 2007). The Company announcement does not use the words reserve, nor does it use the words oil discovery. The consultant's report]. The announcement concerns a "prospective resource", a defined term for a (hypothetical) volume of yet undiscovered petroleum. The report describes a rock (not oil) that may contain oil under certain as yet untested conditions. The volume reported is an extrapolation from the volume of the rock under the ground.

To use an analogy: seeing a river is not catching a fish. The prospective resource is all the fish you hope might be in a river. A reserve is the fish you've demonstrated you can catch.

The wiki para captures the media reporting faithfully but in doing so it carries over the misuse of the terms reserve and discovery.

Exactly! Who ever wrote that section should make a very clear distinction between what is thought to be there (the resource, aka. oil in place) and what is thought to stand a reasonable chance at being recovered (URR or Ultimately Recoverable Reserves). In the case of tight oil, the latter is usually just a small fraction of the former. --Antred (talk) 17:55, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
Oh, and before I forget it, whether this enables Australia to become a net exporter of oil has very little to do with the size of the URR. It depends solely on the rate of the extraction. --Antred (talk) 17:57, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

House Hunters Off the Grid[edit]

A new series on HGTV called House Hunters Off the Grid (further to a variety of other iterations of the House Hunters) premiered earlier this week (in the U.S.A.) on Monday, April 21, 2014. The next day, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, featured a couple moving from Copenhagen (Denmark) to Coober Pedy and buying a home there. The three houses featured as choices for them included two "dugouts" and one house built above ground. Title of the episode was "Cave Me, Maybe in Coober Pedy, Australia". Wikipedia's article on the various iterations of "House Hunters" on HGTV does not yet include an information about this latest series, at least not as of today (Friday, April 25, 2014), no doubt because it is so new.Toddabearsf (talk) 15:25, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

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