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Socavón San Juan (San Juan Skinhole)

El Oro

A historical attraction that you shouldn’t miss when you visit the Pueblo Mágico de El Oro is the Socavón San Juan (San Juan sinkhole), a vestige of a glorious mining past. Recently opened, visitors can take a tour of its facilities.

Put on your helmet and take a lamp to travel the 300 meters (984 feet) length of this site, where you will enter a magical world of yesteryear. Going through the sinkhole is a highly recommended experience.

When traveling the first 150 meters (492 feet) there are several niches in which tools from the mining bonanza are exhibited, as well as documents and mineral samples found during the conditioning process.

Further ahead you’ll find a statue in miners honor, gondolas that adorn its surroundings and excavations that the “gambusinos” (gold prospectors) made to communicate with other tunnels. But the trip to the past doesn’t end here—afterwards, you will arrive at the Tiro Norte (North Shaft), an imposing wooden construction in which you can go up and observe part of the town through a viewpoint.
A historical attraction that you shouldn’t miss when you visit the Pueblo Mágico de El Oro is the Socavón San Juan (San Juan sinkhole), a vestige of a glorious mining past. Recently opened, visitors can take a tour of its facilities.

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Put on your helmet and take a lamp to travel the 300 meters (984 feet) length of this site, where you will enter a magical world of yesteryear. Going through the sinkhole is a highly recommended experience.

When traveling the first 150 meters (492 feet) there are several niches in which tools from the mining bonanza are exhibited, as well as documents and mineral samples found during the conditioning process.

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