Mining Navasfrías


mining Navasfrías

For second consecutive Year, the town of Navasfrías has once again evoked its mining past with a series of special activities that took place over the last weekend.

The central axis has been a Mineral exchange table, in which it has been possible to contemplate during the days of Saturday and Sunday a great variety of stones and gems around the Spanish mining map. these minerals, belonging to collectors from various parts of Spain and Portugal, were exposed in a local City of Navasfrías.

On the other hand, During the weekend there was a guided tour of the ancient workings of the 'Mina Salmantina' -which still maintains some galleries that can be visited-; and a I goldpanning workshop at the river Agueda. As you remember from Navasfrías, the first international gold panning in Spain took place in this river 1989 from the hand of Rufino Oreaand his son Íñigo.

Old wolfram mines are around 5,5 Km. Navasfrías urban center.

This is a typical mining landscape that can be observed galleries practiced for the extraction of mineral, with wells dug open pit.

Alternating galleries, wells and tanks demolished, with abundant granitic outcrops of slate, give this zone a peculiar aspect.

En la actualidad, the place has been fitted with a picnic, which given altitude (1334-1048) It is a natural viewpoint, observed from there the town of El Payo and peak Jalama.

To access the mines has to take the road between Navasfrías with Payo. To some 4 Km. (a little before reaching the bridge over the river Rubioso), It takes the road off to the right of the road leading directly to the mines.

Mines are visitable but this should be reported to council


More info about the Wolfranium mines

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