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El Nopal Mine

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Address: Carretera Panoramica, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Interesting site

It is a little entrance to a mine. It is interesting and a nice experience if you have never been inside a mine. It is a bit small, but it deliveres.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 November 2015
Lingie L
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managua
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This used to be a silver mine but the 300 meter walk is just horizontal and hardly creates the effect of being in a mine. Make sure you get one of the knowledgeable guides, their story at least creates a bit of an atmosphere

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El Centro, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Part of our the city tour was this mine. Good because we had a handicapped person in our group and there are no steps just a lot of mud. Good info provided by guide about mining history. Takes you down a long mine and at the end you get to see a deep hole.

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We visited this mine with a group and was not disappointed, unlike the other mines this is still a somewhat working mine for the students of mining. Our guide was a student and was very informative and took us through the short journey of the mine and gave a brief history up to what they're doing today. My boyfriend is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

It is a little entrance to a mine. It is interesting and a nice experience if you have never been inside a mine. It is a bit small, but it deliveres.

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Thank Lingie L
Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Very informative tour with a guide if you understand Spanish. A real working mine used by the University students.

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Signal Hill, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

In about 20 minutes you'll get a nice tour of the mine and learn about the life of the miners. It's very reasonable at 25 pesos (less than $3 US) and it's chilly in there so felt nice to escape the heat that day.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Great place to visit, interesting talk from the guides that takes you inside the mine, this is one of the places you should not miss unless you don't like this type of places.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

We were on a guided tour for El Nopal mine. Explanation on how the miners were drilling a pattern of holes to get to 1-3 meters into the rocks. It's not claustrophobic, well lit. Entrance costs: 20 pesos Today, the Mina El Nopal is used for teaching purposes by the University of Guanajuato. *** When we were inside workers were... More 

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Mackenzie, B. C.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

Very interesting, many old photos and hands on stuff. You walk down a short shaft to emulate the miners day. Not for the claustrophobic. Thoroughly enjoyed. We went with guide, I think that improved the experience. The topography of the surrounding country is interesting, looking at 500 years of history in the slopes and gullies.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

It is an OK experience ... I went on a guided tour while visiting GJO in 2010. The descriptions in Spanish are pretty decent and do give some interesting information on the history of the mine and mining techniques. It is a decent way to pass the time.

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