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Over 100 years ago, the border village of Gondo employed up to 500 workers in the gold mines. On a guided tour, visitors gather useful information on the history of gold and become fascinated by the yellow precious metal. Mallet and chisel await the discoverers, who may want to pry a bit of the coveted ore from the mine. On the return hike to the gold museum in Gondo they will pass the gold mills.
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Update: April 28, 2017

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2'654'184E 1'116'273N
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46.195740, 8.140550
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46°11'44.7"N 8°08'26.0"E
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32T 433685 5116154
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