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The disused mine is on the outskirts of Rodalquilar village. The buildings are old and derelict but you walk past them with ease. The road behind the mines is worth a walk. You can easily spend a morning here looking around. Rodalquilar Village is nice...More
We ended up on what can at best be described as a dirt road travelling for almost an hour over the mountains and finally arriving at the gold mine. Unless you have an SUV I would recommend approaching from Rodalquilar village.
The old mine workings...More
The Disused Gold Mine at Rodalquilar is a bit of a strange place. It was a thriving workplace until 1966 when it was mainly shut down, but it was worked more recently with new methods until 1990 ish, when it closed for good. Gold had...More
Stopped here on a round robin trip of Cabo de Gata - saw it on Google Earth as was curious - it's November - so well out of season so nothing open - Rodalquiler quite dead! Very spooky driving up & looking around the remains...More
a very nice trip to do...but difficult driving and dangerous on some places.A marvellous landscape and vieuws.It is a so called route of the goldmines and of the cine.Here and there difficult to find your way ! It is signposted but you have to keep...More
Well, the mention of gold usually causes interest for some reason and whilst you won't see any gold, there are plenty of interesting and colourful mineral and rock formations exposed at the site. Essentially derelict, there are enough of the buildings and settling pools which...More
We heard about the Rodalquilar Gold Mine by reading a small note in a guidebook, otherwise when driving in the In the Cabo de Gata in southern Spain, we would not have known it was there. A very interesting site that had some mining success...More