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Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins

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Address: Spanish Lagoon, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Impressive ruins built into the existing rock

Not too much of the smelting building to see, but the view from the beach and the thousands of piled wishing rocks is very cool.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
cheryl l
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped at the Gold Mill Ruins during our UTV tour. So neat to see a piece of history. We were able to climb up into the ruins for a better look!

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not too much of the smelting building to see, but the view from the beach and the thousands of piled wishing rocks is very cool.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not really worth stopping here. You get a good view, but nothing really to see at the ruins themselves. Skip this and spend more time at the 3 natural bridges up the road.

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We highly recommend the ABC off road jeep tour. This mine is located on the north part of the island, we we're able to climb the walls of the mine and take beautiful pictures. Also located is a nice spot to take in the waves crashing into the coast.

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Shelton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is interesting to climb around and try to imagine how it must of looked like back in the day. But small children should be watched as there are some large drop-offs. Good for a picture taking stop but not much else. However also check out the beach here as lots of interesting rocks and pieces of coral wash up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such an interesting, historical site on the island. This is an unique site that requires an adventure to reach! Worth the trip!

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Thank Heather F
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much there, but what's left is neat. Its scenic. There's a TON of cairns in front of it. Do not pay to do a tour. You can easily drive there yourself so you can take your time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting historical place to visit. Much of the building has crumbled, so not much left to see of the original building.

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San Antonio, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a stop on the UTV tour that we went on. Its an interesting stop thinking that people actually tried to mind gold off the coast where the ground looks like Mars and the waves are crazy. I can see how this place didn't survive. We only stayed about 15 minutes, enough time to walk inside the ruins and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ruins were interesting to climb on - my 9 year old daughter had a blast. There are a few big windows your family/friends can sit in for a good picture taken from outside the ruins. I thought the coolest part was the field of rock piles (cairn) made by the many visitors. They sit between the ruins and the... More 

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