Minas de Oro La Carolina, La Carolina

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Gain insight into the region's gold mining past at Minas de Oro La Carolina. You'll have the opportunity to explore these now-defunct gold mines, which in the 18th century brought untold riches to the city's populace. After an accidental discovery, the wildest gold rush ever seen in Argentina began. Navigate the deep shafts and cavernous tunnels of the mine, where you'll see remnants of the gold rush still evident: rusty wagons, twisted iron, and abandoned tunnels. Don't worry about equipment: the tour company provides a helmet and boots for the excursion. Plan to visit Minas de Oro La Carolina during your La Carolina vacation using our convenient La Carolina tour planner.
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  • August 3, 2017
    I'm from the city of San Luis and visited the town of La Carolina on several occasions but it had not had the opportunity to visit the mines and was a great experience, highly recommended for those who like adventure and at the same time learn from the past and the history of this town.
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  • July 29, 2017
    access is all paved and very showy, the guide makes that the mine has a special value, flashlight, helmet and boots give you guys making it more striking, the price is right and hard 45 - 55 mins approx., must be done, but... don't you know San Luis.
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  • July 2, 2017
    It is a unique, captivating and exciting experience. It does not present greater degrees of difficulty, so it is recommended for the whole family.
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  • August 3, 2017
    Excellent excursion, super detailed and the Guide genious! It really is magic
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  • April 20, 2017
    Cute place to meet as they extracted gold from the mine in the 19th century... how they lived and tools that used... among other interesting things that one learns chatting with the people of that village... Very nice ride...
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  • May 3, 2017
    A unique place with great history very demonstrative of the working conditions of the past. Good guides lead you to the depth of the mine, an unforgettable experience.
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  • March 28, 2017
    Great this excursion. You have to know some tunnels of an old gold mine. It is a unique experience to be able to enter a mine.
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  • February 22, 2017
    Very nice place, can make the trip to the mine, buy souvenirs, stones, visit the Museum Lafinur, his tomb and a labyrinth of stone. The Carolina village is very picturesque and Omar restaurant never disappoints.
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