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Minas da Passagem

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Minas da Passagem - a gold mine near Mariana open for tours since 1976
Minas da Passagem - a gold mine near Mariana open for tours since 1976
Entrance to the mine, Minas da Passagem
Entrance to the mine, Minas da Passagem
Incline railway that descends to a depth of 120m
Incline railway that descends to a depth of 120m
Tracks leading into Minas da Passagem
Tracks leading into Minas da Passagem
Minas da Passagem was established in 1719
Minas da Passagem was established in 1719
The tracks are 315m long and descend to a depth of 120m
The tracks are 315m long and descend to a depth of 120m
Descent into the earth - Minas da Passagem
Descent into the earth - Minas da Passagem
Tracks inside a tunnel descending to the lower levels of Minas da Passagem
Tracks inside a tunnel descending to the lower levels of Minas da Passagem
Minas da Passagem is the largest mine in the region with around 30km of tunnels
Minas da Passagem is the largest mine in the region with around 30km of tunnels
The gold mines of Ouro Preto and Mariana produced 700 tons of gold in the 18th C., half of the world's production at that time
The gold mines of Ouro Preto and Mariana produced 700 tons of gold in the 18th C., half of the world's production at that time
Gold was discovered in Minas Gerais around 1695 - Minas da Passegem started operating in 1719
Gold was discovered in Minas Gerais around 1695 - Minas da Passegem started operating in 1719
A mid-level gallery tunnel, Minas da Passagem
A mid-level gallery tunnel, Minas da Passagem
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