Built in the 1870s by the Aruba Island Gold Mining Company to smelt gold ore mined in the hills of Ceru Plat, this historic site is now open to the public.

 
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Expert Review of Bushiribana Gold Mine

Parks and Outdoors Review of Bushiribana Gold Mine

Away Travel Expert: Lynne Sullivan
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ParksExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Day Hiking,Horseback Riding,Nature
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • There are no on-site guides or interpretive markers at Bushiribana.
  • Plan to visit in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid groups that stop at the ruins on guided island tours.
  • Take panoramic photos of the coast from the top of boulders strewn around the ruins. The old walls are too fragile to safely climb.
Facing the ocean on the rugged north side of the island, these falling-down stone walls are all that remain of a 19th-century gold smelter. More than three million pounds of ore were milled here during the 90 years that the mines operated in the

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