January 14th, 2018
This opal-mining community gives ‘down under’ a whole new meaning
The remote town of Coober Pedy, Australia, is home to about 2,000 people, many of whom gravitated there to mine opal. The extreme climate of the Outback meant residents had to find creative ways to live and work – and they did. In this week’s Sunday Closer, NBC’s Sara James explores their underground dugouts, which make up a community that’s unlike any other.