Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins
Spanish Lagoon, Oranjestad, Aruba
Open 24 hours
On the northern coast, midway down the island, sits the abandoned gold mill that once processed ore from mines in the nearby hills during Aruba’s gold rush of the nineteenth century.
The Aruba Island Gold Mining Company built the Bushiribana smelter in 1825 to extract gold from the ore that was being mined in the nearby hills of Ceru Plat; it operated for ten years. Today, its remains are a stopping-off point for tourists
The site has no guides, signs, or explanatory material. This would be a good place to go with a knowledgeable tour guide, if you choose to go on your own then visit the website to learn about the history of the site.
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Fun fact: Bushiribana Ruins were once used by pirates as a hideaway.