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collecting sites in the pyrenees

Posted by Guy Backner  
Guy Backner June 19, 2017 11:02AM
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?

cascaillou June 19, 2017 06:26PM
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:

Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 06/19/2017 06:34PM by cascaillou.
José Zendrera June 19, 2017 09:50PM
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:

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!
cascaillou June 20, 2017 09:36AM
I agree that Navajún seem like a good spot for a familly trip.
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