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Not what I imagined

This was a foundry where the metal ore was smelted but it looks like a huge fortress. I was able to... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2018
inov8or
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Victoria, Canada
Amazing Structure that Looks Like a Movie Set

This is not longer an active mine and it was closed due to gases The gases are still being emitted... read more

Reviewed January 29, 2018
joanz359
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Philadelphia, Pa
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Mar 14, 2019
“Private Property – for your eyes only from the main road”
Mar 24, 2018
“Not what I imagined”
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Reviewed March 14, 2019

Unless you are invited at an event taking place here, you can only see this beautiful fortress-like structure from the road. Named elephant mine for the obvious shape of the supports (elephant head with trunk), it is flanked by terracing, one layer of which holds...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mike5466
Reviewed March 24, 2018

This was a foundry where the metal ore was smelted but it looks like a huge fortress. I was able to take pictures of it from the outside. It is located on a deserted slope high up near the silver mines. Tours of the inside...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank inov8or
Reviewed January 29, 2018

This is not longer an active mine and it was closed due to gases The gases are still being emitted The structure really was a fortress to protect the mine from being robbed there are watch towers and all of the extraction areas are inside....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank joanz359
Reviewed March 23, 2017

We only drove by and stopped for a few pictures of the magnificent structure that was the smelter for the Minas de Guadalupe. The sheer size of the building was inspiring, the flying buttress(e) were very cool (we thought they looked like an oso de...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Mark M
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