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Monumentos :: Geoda y Mina Rica


 Available tickets up until 23/02/2020 and from 03/04/2020 to 20/09/2020 

We will be closing from February 24th to April 2nd (Both inclusive) due to maintenance works.

Box Office will remain open during that time on the following hours:

Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00.

Fridays from 9:00 to 14:00

Sorry for any inconvenience


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LA GEODA DE PULPÍ
The Geode is located in Mina Rica, within El Pilar de Jaravia, in Sierradel Aguilón. Pulpi (Almería).
You can now purchase your tickets for the dates and times on which there’savailability (Green) with a maximum capacity of 12 people (15 when in agroup) per visit.

PRICES: (Your ticket includes also a helmet for the duration of your visit)

22,00 € Adults.
10,00 € Adults living in Pulpí (Census certificate must be shownat the gate).
10,00 € Minors of 8 to 16 years old of age (Always accompanied.One adult per minor).
Underno circumstances will children under 8 be allowed in the mine.
5,00 € Minors living in Pulpí (Census certificate must be shownat the gate).
15,00 € Special Rate for Retirees, Numerous Family, Disabled Visitors33%+ and Group members 15+ people that won’t fit in the 15 member group(Explain at the gate)
225,00 € 15 Members Group. Groups must contact
reservas@geodapulpi.esin order for us to confirmthe validity of your reservation, indicating –if needed- the members that,due to exceeding the 15 people limit, have purchased Special Rate ticketsin a different shift for the same day (Groups exceeding 15 members mustbe divided in smaller groups of a maximum of 15 people each and then makethe corresponding reservations for each group. If there were remainingmembers not reaching the total of 15, they will then become eligible foreither choosing to purchase a 15 Member Group ticket or as many SpecialRate tickets as people remain.
Entry won’t be allowed to those not showing the corresponding evidenceafter the purchase of aforementioned discounted tickets. Unless the remainingbalance is paid.
Should the visitor not be present at the gate at the time and date specifiedon the ticket, access to the mines will be denied and money not refunded.

PHOTO-REPORTS AND FILMINGS:

They must be arranged beforehand, by emailing
reservas@geodapulpi.esand waiting for confirmationof date and time. Payments are taken in advance in accordance to instructionsprovided.
4.500,00 € Filming and Shooting of Audio-visual Productions (2 hour session,6 people).
300,00 € Photo-report inside the mines (2 hour session, 6 people).

LANGUAGE:

Tours will be carried out in Spanish, unless all members within a 15 membersgroup indicate English as language of preference, in which case, if therewas a Tour Guide available, needs could be accommodated.
Please note that indicating English as language of preference when bookingonline will not guarantee you an English-spoken Tour. Those looking fora guaranteed tour in English will need to purchase their ticket at thebox office for the date and time English-spoken tours are available.


GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

Find the date and time that suits you best. If available (Green) and canfit everyone in your group, click to display all possible options and categories.
Select your category and fill the form. You’ll then be re-directed toour secure payment window. Once paid, just print out the confirmation pageand show it at the gates along with the special circumstances evidence–if applicable- at the date and time shown on your ticket.


Please remember that you must show your reservation confirmation as wellas the –when applicable- corresponding evidence at the box office 30 minutesbefore the start of your visit.


Thenumber in between brackets is the amount of tickets available on that particulartime slot.

·        REGULATIONSOF THE PRUG (MASTER PLAN FOR THE USE AND MANAGEMENT) OF THE GEODA DE PULPÍAND MINA RICA FOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND TOURISM
The uniqueness and beauty of the "Geode de Pulpí" and the RichMine that houses it and its surroundings offer great possibilities fortourism. This project can contribute in an important way to the economicdevelopment of Pulpí, although this development must be compatible withthe conservation of this world geological gem that is the Pulpí Geode,for this it is necessary to make public use compatible with the conservationof geological and mining values of the Rich Mine.

Public use is understood as the set ofprograms, services, activities and equipment necessary for the visit tothe interior of the Rich Mine to see the rich geological and mining heritagethat it houses, especially the Pulpí Geode and the rest of the geologicaland mining values ​​described in previous chapters.

Recreational activities are consideredto be those activities that are related to the Pulpí Geode and the RichMine and that are developed in their surroundings, such as: routes throughthe Sierra del Aguilón, geological and mining workshops, concerts, environmentaleducation workshops, courses, sports and adventure activities, speleologicaland mining activities, etc.

Regarding tourism, the potential of thearea and the needs associated with the development of the public use ofthe Pulpí Geode and the Rich Mine are valued.

For the purposes of this PRUG, basicinfrastructures for the public use of the Pulpí Geoda and Mina Rica  areconsidered to be all those that have been or are projected and have beencarried out or are to be carried out in the future, by the Pulpí Council or provincial, autonomous or state administrations.

PERMITTED ACTIVITIES:

The uses and activities allowed in theRich Mine and its surroundings are:

-Free transit through the environmentand outside of the Rich Mine.

-Guided tours inside the Rich Mine, withlimited and prohibited zones (see chapter 6 of the PRUG), in groups of15 people, following the regulations developed in chapter 11 of the PRUGof the Pulpí Geode and Mina Rica. .

 Mining and geological samples maybe taken from the slag heaps outside the Rich Mine, as long as municipalauthorization is provided.

FORBIDDEN ACTIVITIES.

The following are considered incompatiblepublic use activities in the Rich Mine and in the environment of the same:

 Based on the geological fragilityof the Pulpí geode, access to the interior of the Geode must be prohibited,except for visits of a scientific nature, in order to preserve its goodcondition. The visitors will be able to lean out to see it from the outside,avoiding to exceed the entrance

 Many geodes, such as the Partidaor the Tajo Rico or the Golondrina Tails, will be accessible to visitors,so it will have to be protected to prevent visitors from touching it, dueto the softness of the mineral; so it is strictly forbidden to hit, scratchor touch the plaster crystals of all the geodes of the Rich Mine.

 Gypsum, celestite, gypsum with inclusionsof celestine, epsomite and barite, present singular crystallizations ata national level; especially in the case of gypsum and celestina, whichmust be protected from spoiling and damage in visits, due to the fact thatthey are materials that are in some cases soft and fragile. It will beprohibited to collect mineral samples from the interior of the Rich Mine(except samples of scientific interest for research, dissemination or donationto museums). Likewise it will be forbidden to touch or manipulate the mineralsamples from the interior of the Rich Mine, especially the minerals mentionedin the previous paragraph due to their fragility. Likewise, it is strictlyforbidden to take samples of luminescent minerals inside the mine

 From a geomorphological point ofview, there are formations that can be extremely fragile, such as sulfatespeleothems. Throughout the galleries there are numerous speleothems (stalactites,efflorescence, gypsum beards, concretions, helictites, etc) of calciumand magnesium sulphates. Within these formations the espeleotemas of epsomitasand the beards of plaster are very despznables and the simple breathingnear can cause damages on the same. Therefore it is forbidden for visitorsto touch or get too close to these formations.

 It will be strictly forbidden totake elements of mining heritage from inside or outside the mine, unlessthey are to be placed in the Pulpí Geominero Museum.

 The access of visitors to areas ofthe mine not conditioned for tourism is prohibited.

 Entry to children under 8 is prohibited

 It is forbidden to throw garbage,rubbish or debris neither inside nor in the environment of the Rich Mine.

 It is forbidden to smoke, drink andeat inside the Rich Mine.

 • It is forbidden to access theRich Mine without permits, without surveillance, and without the presenceof guards-guides.

• It is forbidden to hit or manipulateany mining support infrastructure, access stairs, walls and vaults of thegalleries, etc.

• It is forbidden to enter the minein a drunken state.

• It is forbidden to enter animals tothe Rich Mine.

• It is forbidden to enter into thelower levels people suffering from diseases such as: heart disease, diabetes,epilepsy, asthma, problems of dislocation of the ankles, knees, arms, shoulders,etc., or having physical disabilities.

• It is forbidden to enter the lowerlevels of people who have problems of anxiety, claustrophobia, agoraphobia.Or that in general have some physical or psychological impairment thatmay affect you during the visit.

• Children under 8 years of age arenot allowed to enter the lower levels of the mine, except for parentalauthorization.

• It will be forbidden to enter withheels or open shoes in the visit to the mine, likewise it is forbiddento enter without a helmet in the mine.

• Photography and filming on a personalbasis inside the Mina Rica. Except for the three enclaves destined forthat purpose, during the visits (Polvorín, Cuartel and Geoda Partida).In any case the photographs will be made by the guide himself.

• Entry to the Rich Mine is prohibitedto any person who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

• At all times the visitor must havea civic behavior, avoid bad behavior that may annoy the guides or othervisitors, in the case of not fulfilling it may be expelled from the facilities.

• The visitor will try to pay attentionto the instructions of the guide especially in matters of security, andwill respect both the explanations of the guides and the appreciationsof the rest of the visitors.

• Being a space of extreme geologicaland natural value worldwide, any act of vandalism, trying to enter theGiant Geode, destroy formations or any other damage that is done to theGeode and Mina Rica will be reported to the competent authority, Consideringa serious attack on the Spanish natural heritage, which could have criminalrepercussions.

• The helmet must be used inside themine, the hull used must be of speleological type, not construction, fortwo reasons: the speleological ones are more secure and are lower, withwhich the visitor controls the best possible hitting the helmet on formationsin low-rise areas.

Type of helmet to be used  

• The visitor will not be able to removethe helmet inside the mine, under no circumstances and will try not toget distracted, being at all times aware of the space he is visiting, avoidingtouching or hitting walls, vaults, structures or access and support structures.

• Visitors should be informed that theyneed comfortable shoes, if possible, half-boots, they should restrict accesswith shoes with heels or flip-flops or shoes that do not hold the ankletightly.

• Access to areas outside the tour ofthe visit is prohibited.

• Visitors will be instructed not totouch any formation, or mineral, rock, or structure of the Rich Mine.

• The guide is responsible for ensuringthe safety of the visit, therefore, it must impose respect on the visit,and visitors will be obliged to pay attention and obey in terms of securityto visitors.

• The guide, has the obligation to callattention to any visitor who is not acting a job in safety conditions,if the situation is maintained, the guide will expel the visitor from theplayground.

• It is the obligation of the visitorsto respect the existing signage both inside and outside the caves.

• "Security is everyone's business",so visitors should pay attention and collaborate on security issues.

• Avoid unsafe behavior of visitorsand so the guide will indicate. Always act on the side of security, takingall kinds of precautions in the visit.

• Visitors should use correctly themeans of personal protection taking care of its perfect conservation.

• It will be prohibited to introducebeverages or unauthorized substances inside the Rich Mine, as well as tosmoke. It is not allowed to remain in the mine rich in drunkenness or anyother intoxication, insensitivity, and anxiety even if it is minimal.
• The so-called "Acts of courage" are forbidden, which alwaysinvolve an obvious risk.

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