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La Mejicana Mine, Famatina

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La Mejicana Mine is located in Famatina. Use our Province of La Rioja trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to La Mejicana Mine and other attractions in Province of La Rioja.
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  • We climbed up on motorcycles and in a truck... without a guide it is impossible to know the details at the side of the road.
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  • Station 1 is an old mine today in a State of abandonment, which dates back to the year 1903, the Mine Museum in Chilecito, the entrance to the Museum has a value of 15 pesos and with it you can access the station 2, known as the peach, which is reached in any vehicle and has a spectacular view of Famatina and steam engines moving wire lane. Season 9 of arrives from Famatina in 4 x 4 vehicle, (the other stations did not get in vehicle there are excursions to make them with Trek of several days). The 9 is 52 km from Famatina, leaving the town take the road to high reeds, and is passed through the barrier where the call took place cutting the dignity, when all the people opposed to the exploitation of the mine by consequent pollution of the water. There is paid a bonus called green mountain of 50 pesos per vehicle and continue towards the mine, passed on the road by the pens, old Hacienda that today sells regional products, by the junction of the rivers, then seen some rocky formations of varied colors known as the manger, canon of ochre, some caves, that the miners used to sleep and finally the tunnels of the mine the columns of the wire Lane, in winter the road freezes and can cost arrive. But the trip itself is worth more than mine it, because it is an incredible journey accompanied by a particle yellow water river. Despite what is reported in the Secretariat of tourism is can go without Guide, the Guide has a cost of 800 pesos by vehicle. There are also local people offering to take car of them for 700 pesos per person. Check in to Secretariat of tourism.
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  • We were intending to go, the seasons, went with own suv 4 x 4 vehicle, on the way we saw a place called the manger with an amazing palette of colors, then we went through the Canyon of ochre (beauty), is a demanding tour, you will pass by rivers stones, requires an appropriate vehicle and experience in driving off road, in my case, I miss it this last and could not reach the seasons 8 and 9. Anyway it was a spectacular walk-
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