Mina de Acosta


Useful Information

Location: San José Acosta, Mineral del Monte
Open: Summer: Tue-Sun 10-18.
Winter: Tue-Sun 10-17.
[2015]
Fee: Adults MXN 40, School Pupils MXN 30, Seniors MXN 30.
Groups: Teachers MXN 30, School Pupils MXN 30.
Camera permit MXN 25, Video Permit MXN 50.
[2015]
Classification: MineSilver Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension:  
Guided tours: L=450 m.
Photography: Allowed, but only with additional fee.
Accessibility:  
Bibliography:  
Address: Museo de Sitio Mina de Acosta, Guerrero S/N, San José Acosta, Mineral del Monte, Hgo., Tel: +52-, Fax: +52-,
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History

1727 mine opened.
1985 mine closed.
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Description

The Mina de Acosta is located at the norteastern city limits of Mineral del Monte. The abandoned mine is operated as a show mine by the MineMuseo de Minería de Pachuca. The guided tour includes a historic introduction, the house of the superintendente de la mina (Chief of the mine), and a 450 m long underground tour. The underground tour shows the technology of mining from the 18th to the mid 20th century.

Many immigrants, especially the miners, were from Cornwall, so the mining is strongly influenced by Cornish mining. The tour also explain the Cornish heritage of the area, for example the popular soccer which was introduced by them.