AAA Editor Notes
El Edén Mine (Mina el Edén) can be reached by car from Mex. 54; when entering the city, follow signs to downtown (Centro), then signs to “Mina el Edén.” The mine is just n. on Calle Dovali Jamie from the intersection with Av. Torreón; a nearby landmark is the IMSS Social Security Hospital (Seguro Social Hospital). First operated in the 16th century, El Edén produced great quantities of silver, copper and zinc during its most active period.
A small powered train takes visitors through several of the mine's tunnels before stopping at a small museum with a display of rocks and minerals from around the world. Visitors then proceed on foot while a tour guide provides information about mining processes, the mine's history and the living conditions of the original Indian miners.
Most tours are in Spanish; visitors may want to phone ahead to set up a tour with an English-speaking guide.
Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.