Tour of the Entremares mine

My journey is over, tired but fruitful. Of dealing with new territories, moments of good humor and regretting imagining the chicks doing math and English homework to their best.


Most curious, a hotel where I have stayed, which apart from a swimming pool, a navigable lagoon and pony horses for the children, offers a tour of what was the facilities of a mine. Generally, one imagines the classic with a tunnel, in the style that the Spanish did at the time of the conquest, but this type of facilities are typical when the gold deposit is presented in beta. In this case, because it is dispersed, it is carried out in the open, grinding the material, recovering it with cyanide that dilutes it in water.

It is a highly questioned issue among environmentalists who shoot him to death and scientists who defend mitigation controls. Also disasters in some parts of the world are an unforgettable precedent, but politicians are always to blame for what is bad (for allowing or negotiating or not knowing very well what they sign) tell me that I grew up in a town that literally carries that name, where entire families have been divided by gold that I have come to think never existed in such quantities.

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In the photo, an area in the process of slope restoration. You can see as above how nature returns to its intent.

The visit to the place is instructive, more in these days that the gold has reached the record, above 1,200. And it is that gold is a very mysterious element, we are surprised by the ATM (ATM) that opened in Dubai, where 450 dollars are entered and the machine returns you a gold bar.

But it has the sense because without producing interest, it does not become wet paper like bonds, and its value is not in the brightness of a girl's neck but its ability to leave the earth, melt and re-buried vaults as backup Of the economy.

 Open pit mine

In the graph, the Palo Alto cut, the same shot from above, but united with the Kodak EasyShare. Already in the process of restoration. Viewpoints have been placed to rest for a while, take pictures, learn about history or savor a good Amaretto.

Church peublo miner

The area is picturesque, ancient churches reminiscent of a heritage that is worth preserving.

If these towns take advantage of the twinning with Spanish cities, interesting work can be done. See in the background how the mountain is seen above the mist after a rain that left as it arrived, in the middle of the valley at two in the afternoon.

In the lower graph, the legacy of recent history. Messages embodied by the Zelayist Resistance In the period of coup d'état, constitutional succession ... or as they seem best to call it.


In the next photo a sample of the terrain, a waterfall of hot waters, with the smell of rotten egg from sulfur. In the right photo, a close-up, see how it gives the impression of being petrified wood. But they are strata of consolidated material in a laminar form, –according to the guide- reddish earth and hot springs with being almost certain signs of a gold deposit. If you have a land with those characteristics, let me know :).

hot springs

It looks like wood

An interesting place to spend a week off with the family. I recommend it.

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  1. I find everything very interesting that counts, I would like to exchange photos. I knew the place when the mine was in full operation.

  2. I don't know where they got the negative context of the expression from because the literal translation would be -as one says- the English expression "Good for you". 🙂

  3. Hotel cost: US $ 30 per night, breakfast cost: US $ 2 (included in the room), dinner cost: US $ 3.
    I would like to see officials with that cost of living.

    And it would be selfish to see an attractive place, so cheap and not promote it as a good experience.

    To avoid misunderstandings of context, I mean the Entremares mine, not the Hotel entremares.

  4. How do you live!!!! Are you an official?

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