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“Well...” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Wanda Mines

Wanda Mines
South of the Iguazu Falls, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
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Ranked #10 of 13 Attractions in Puerto Iguazu
Type: Mines, Cultural
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Alumine, Argentina
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“Well...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

To be visited once in a life to see how gems form and were mined years ago but nothing more, don´t buy anything, better prices in town.

Visited September 2011
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Clarkston, Michigan
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“Interesting ... Enjoyable ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

Interesting and enjoyable visit with a well informed helpful guide. Learned a little bit about quartz formation and mining. No need to return for a second visit.

Visited December 2011
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“Nice place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Nice place. It is a very interesting experience and worth a visit. Just for a couple of hours, no more than that. But is an interesting option in the area.

Visited November 2010
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Reno, Nevada
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“Not worth the stop”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

Small and uninteresting mine. Tour was short and given by an uninspiring guide. Tour drops you into their shop to buy semi-precious gems.

Visited August 2011
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Interesting rocks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2008

I enjoyed my visit to the Wanda mines.
There are tons of mines with semi-precious stones in the triple-border or "Triple Frontera" among Paraguay, Brasil and Argentina (because of geological reasons) but Wanda is the closest to Puerto Iguazu, Argentina (43 km/27 miles)
The most of the tours to San Ignacio ruins will transport you to there. But if you want to go by yourself, you can take a taxi or drive. I went by tour because I wanted to know San Ignacio.
The mines are in the open air. In the ground there are "seemingly common" rocks that contains inside many semi-precious stones. It's an rare landscape but pretty too.
There, I could see amethysts, topaz and other type of stones.
There is a shop too where it's possible to buy some jewels or ornaments made with the stones of the mines.
It's not the best place to visit from Puerto Iguazu, but it is a pleasant location to go in your way to San Ignacio or if you have a free half day.

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