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Mining Safari in Artigas

One of the most innovative proposals that Artigas offers is the Mining Safari, a guided tour of the quarries located in the region El Catalan, where geodes of amethysts and agates of international interest for their size and intense purple are extracted. Tools, training and safety equipment are provided for visitors who wish to experience collecting their own semiprecious stones. Back in the city, tourists can visit several workshops where raw stones undergo industrial processes and/or are crafted for trade.
The safari is about 5 hours long and covers around 150 kilometers along National Road 30 and scenic byways along the fields where the mines are. The journey is appropriate for tourists to be surprised by the flora and fauna of the area, visit quaint general stores and enjoy typical products..
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