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Mariscal Mine

River Road, Big Bend National Park, Alpine, TX
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Ranked #7 of 14 Attractions in Alpine
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- May 28, 2014
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Erie, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

One of the most complete set of ruins remaining in Big Bend National Park, you can get a real feel for the history of the mercury mining industry in the Big Bend region. There are no facilities, so be sure to carry a picnic and plenty of water with you and wear sturdy walking shoes.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Mariscal Mine is accessed via "The River Road" inside Big Bend Nat'l Park. You will need 4x4 vehicle to get to it. It is an old mercury mine. You want to be careful with what you touch. It is neat to see a mine that hasn't been turned into a tourist attraction and there aren't rangers out there giving tours.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We visited these quicksilver mining ruins with our excellent tour guide Charlie Angell. We would not have had the nerve to take the lengthy, bumpy trip down Glenn Springs Road without being in his trusty Wrangler. It wasn't as high clearance and uneven as some of the 4WD roads in Death Valley, but we had to take it slow. There's... More

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