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collecting sites in the pyrenees

Posted by Guy Backner  
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Guy Backner June 19, 2017 12:02PM
Hi all,

I am planning a family vacation, travelling along the spanish/french border from Barcelona through Zaragoza to San Sebastian and back through the french side of the Pyrenees to Lourdes and back to Barcelona. Will be very interested in spending a day or two rockhounding in teh area. any recommendations for collecting site along the way?

Best,
Guy
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cascaillou June 19, 2017 07:26PM
Hi,
Just sent you a PM with some tips.

Would you go and explore some old disused mines, don't forget to take a few pictures:

https://www.gemologyonline.com/Forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=10889&sid=5f3bd0f19bc56de722f5a975ced3dead



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 06/19/2017 07:34PM by cascaillou.
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José Zendrera June 19, 2017 10:50PM
Guy, half way between Zaragoza and Logroño you will pass close to Navajún where the world finest cubic pyrite is found in a very accessible way even for a familiar collecting. You must contact the owner to book a visit: http://www.piritasdenavajun.com/Presentaci%F3n1en.htm

Most mines in the Pyrinees are currently hardly accessible and hazardous for a familiar visit. Best you will find in the Pyrinees are the high mountain landscapes and the black pine forest. Enjoy them!
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cascaillou June 20, 2017 10:36AM
I agree that Navajún seem like a good spot for a familly trip.
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