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minas do carris

Enviada por Michel Ambroise  
Michel Ambroise 29 de June de 2011 s 07:08PM

Sorry if i don't write in Portuguese, i don't speak unfortunatly.

Simple question, is it possible to go to the "minas do carris " the summer.

It seems to be easy walking but what about reach the mine by car??

Thanks a lot

Jorge Santos Garcia 29 de June de 2011 s 09:55PM
The Carris Mine in a restricted area of a national park, you need permission to pass a control barrier by car to get relatively near the mine or you have to walk about 7 km (or more).
And you cannot colect anything, not even grab a single small rock from the ground.

Michel Ambroise 30 de June de 2011 s 07:11AM
Thanks a lot for your fast answer.

7 km is much better than the 19 km and 8 hours walking that i found on a web site..

And underground for collecting?? LOL

Jorge Santos Garcia 30 de June de 2011 s 09:05AM
Maybe you're right. I may be a little confused and the 7km is the distance to walk if you pass the control by car. If not, you walk a lot more. We once tought make a visit there and we quit because of non collecting law and the distance we need to walk.

Michel Ambroise 30 de June de 2011 s 11:54AM
I think you are right.

I am reading a book talking about minas dos carris and it seems that it's difficult in summer time.

The problem seems to be the fire more than anything and some national park protection.
It' s funny because they care about collecting mineral in a national park and in some other national park open quarry like crazy.
Look the "serra" up of rio maior also in a national park.....serra do candeeiros!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will see anyway because there is enought place to go in Portugal.

Thanks again

Rui Nunes 30 de June de 2011 s 10:01PM
Things are not so simple... the numerous limestone quarries in the Serra dos Candeeiros are very much linked to issues of local economy and is a phenomenon that existed long before the creation of the natural park.
The man, his subsistence and cultural issues also weigh in the decisions; it's easy to criticize and even more when we do not know all the reasons.
In fact there are still many places in Portugal where to collect minerals but this is not the third world as many people think.
Enjoy our country and have a nice mineral holidays!

Editado 1 veze(s). O ltima edio foi a 2011/06/30 s 10:04PM por Rui P Nunes.
Michel Ambroise 01 de July de 2011 s 10:32AM
Rui, don't worry about me, i come to Portugal two or three time a year since over 5 years.

I perfectly know about serra dos candeeiros and the historical heritage of the stone produce around.
And it's was not a critic but more a statement..

I don't think like others about the third world of stone because with the experience i got since i collect in Portugal, it's not easy.
I will for sure have nice holliday in Portugal like everytime i go there.


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