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Address: South of the Iguazu Falls, Wanda, Argentina
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Interesting and unexpected

Was $80 pesos each to learn about the mines. We walked down into several of the mines to see amethyst chucks imbedded in the mine walls, very interesting and a great place to buy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
D P
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

It was very interesting. We went to the inside of the mines and there were amethyst chunks on the walls that we could touch. There was also a gift shop. I bought an amethyst bracelet for 18 pesos. There was also other stones too though. There was also many different objects. It was awesome!!! If you think you might go... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Was $80 pesos each to learn about the mines. We walked down into several of the mines to see amethyst chucks imbedded in the mine walls, very interesting and a great place to buy cheap amethyst along with other gems. Guide spoke good English, enjoyed lots.

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Rockville, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

It is neat to see the amethysts in their natural setting, to learn about mining them and about how workers are paid. During our tour, the guide asked my husband whether he had a daughter (yes) and whether he would buy an amethyst for her (she doesn't like jewelry.) The guide and other personnel are very anxious to sell you... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Before visiting Iguazu with family I researched all of the local things to do. As I love rocks and gemstones I was really excited about this gem mine. I had to go. Half of our group was tired from days of hiking the trails at Iguazu but I didn't come to Argentina to miss this opportunity. We paid a very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

My parents bought a stone - with certificate and promises about the quality of it. As my mom wanted to use it for neckless she got informed that the stone is made out of glass... so just don't buy anything - u'll be cheated

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Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Many of us have been cheated out of our money, we bought rings at a high price as we were told they were made of surgery Steel!! Instead they are made of a cheap and fake metal which went dark immediately. We asked for a refund and they lied to us. The owner of the shop is Enebelo Alboreni. Apparently... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Interesting tour of a gemstone mine. Guide did an excellent job explaining the process and the need for the miners to carefully extract the entire gem capsule for maximum value. At the end of the tour there was an opportunity to jewelry made from the stones and purchase items at a good price compared to what we saw elsewhere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

First, we took a bus into Wanda. The bus stop wasn't really clear, so we ended up stopping past the entrance to the Wanda mine a bit and had to walk on the side of the highway for quite a bit. Upon arriving, we were met by someone trying to get us to buy a taxi ride into the actual... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We picked up a flyer, took a taxi and ended up at Wanda mine. Don't think you're seeing a mine that takes you down to 30 or even 60 metres. We entered one of a few horizontal tunnels of approximately 100m in which a "miner" was hacking away. We had an average English speaking, well-meaning guide, explaining the origins of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The tour of the amethyst mine was interesting. However the production does clearly not support the infrastructure. Their shop sold every variety of gemstone imaginable, not just amethyst. Some other stones we looked at were priced about 3 times above the already inflated prices of the airports in Buenos Aires, Iguazu and Santiago. During our "shopping", a fierce tropical storm... More 

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