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Aruba, Lesser Antilles

Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins

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All that Glitters

Since the heyday of wooden ships, privateers, pirates, and plunderers of all types have come to the Caribbean looking for wealth. The island itself, Aruba, got its name from a description of the precious mineral that was discovered there. Oro Ruba, or red gold, drew some of the first colonial settlers to this island paradise, and their search became a part of the island's history.

The Bushiribana Gold Mill was one of many gold mills from the gold rush era of the 1800s, and the ruins of this once busy factory still sit on the lonely northern coast. Now out of commission, it's a great venue for photo opportunities and curious hikers.

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*Ruins are only accessible by 4x4 or horse

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