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F2MC+V8 Oranjestad, Aruba


The Balashi Gold Mill was once a gold smelting business built in the year 1899.

It was built by the Aruba Gold Concessions, but closed down in the year 1916. This was due to lack of materials and spare parts to continue smelting these precious metals.

The building existed through the time of the First World War and has remained intact since present day. The materials and spare parts were mostly from German descent.

The gold mining factory is one of the oldest remnants of the island of Aruba. The facility has been preserved on undamaged land for years and is available for everyone to partake in.

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