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?
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!