Mysteries of Mina Escondida

Almost two weeks ago I was lucky enough to visit old mine located near Puerto Guadal, Chile.

The mine was abandoned around year 1986. Today there are lots of remains left and it is free to explore.


Here is the main entrance to the mine.


With some luck and proper equipment you will be able to go down through the tunnel. Make sure you have hight, waterproof boots because of the water inside.


There is some equipment of unknown purpose left:


As well as obvious one:


The biggest mystery regarding Mina Discondida is probably its location. Many sources (including official tourist information booths) says that the mine is just 2 kilometers from Puerto Guadal. Actually 2 kilometers is just the distance you have to travel west from Puerto Guadal to reach the road to the mine. Then it is more than 5 kilometers up the mountain with a dirt road, so prepare for a long walk or bring a car.



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