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Mining Tourism

 
Gold Mines “El Rincón”

Municipality of San Francisco, 112 km of the City of San Luis. The mines are to 10.7 km of San Francisco, by the way to "El Rincon". When arriving at the bifurcation for the First Aid office taking to the right, 1200 meters later we will find a hill in whose top they are the mines.

They occupy a surface of 30 60 xs mts, conserving still four stone shelters that served as lodging for the personnel. Seven non-return flow wind tunnels made and three tunnels exist vertically closed. Although gold was extracted, also it can be observed granite and iron.

Quartz quarries “El Rincón”

Municipality of San Francisco. In the North end of the Mountain ranges of Socoscora, 12.3 km to the southwest of San Francisco, by the State Route. Nº 9, it finds a First Aid office that, to the west lets see a footpath demarcated by which, after about 2 km arrives at this quarry.

These quartz quarries were very important for the manufacture of glasses and in addition the feldspar, employees for the industry of the stoneware and toilets. The quartz reserve in the mountain ranges of San Luis is very abundant, being quarries in recondite places.

Advice: It is important to wear comfortable clothes, long trousers and worn adapted, as it is a short excursion is possible or not to be taken food, equipment for "mate", is necessary to take water, solar protector, hat or cap.

Lithium mines

Raising the hill of the Palmar it is arrived at the Géminis, as sometimes this left mine were called today of which lithium and in smaller amount was extracted other minerals such as: tantalum, beryl, schelita, wolfram and quartz. It consists of a series of caverns made by the hand of the man, with rustic methods, since the terrain conditions prevent to take machineries. It is arrived at it crossing a narrow valley crossed by a small stream, surrounded by small hills covered with shrubs and "pajonales". In this left mine it is possible to observe important quartz accumulations and rest of lithium, it exists in addition an old stone cabin that served to refuge the miners. The presence of this type of minerals causes that in this zone a very special energy exists.

Advice: It is important to have excellent physical state and previous experience in this type of passage, optionally you can camp in neighborhoods of the mine, for it is necessary to take stock market to sleep, tent, lantern, solar protector, water and food adapted for this type of passage, the knapsack must be resistant. It is necessary to take shelter, good footwear and long trousers.

Mine "El Pilón"

Located to few kilometers of the access route to San Francisco del Monte de Oro. On the mountain ranges of the Socoscora, to the west of the town. One is one old gold mine whose history is as ghost as the mineral that was extracted of her, is made up of a series of dispersed tunnels between hills, on a semi-arid place, with predominance of thorny shrubs. A relatively short footpath is arrived at this place journeying, that crosses several hills of low height.

Advice: It is important to wear comfortable clothes, long trousers and worn adapted, as it is a short excursion is possible or not to be taken food, equipment for "mate", is necessary to take water, solar protector, hat or cap.

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