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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Location: Rodalquilar - Jaroo's Mine

Located a few miles from Cortijo del Fraile, Rodalquilar is an area best known by it's heavy gold mining in the 19th and 20th centuries.  These mines have long been shut down, however this region has been featured in many feature films, notably for LVC fans, 1970's El Condor, where the landscape was featured as Jaroo's mine near the start of the film.

The mine was inactive during the shoot of the movie, and remains largely the same to this day.  Due to the conditions of the road, it was not the most accessible location, but here it is in all it's glory.

This is part one of two on this location.

 Jaroo arrives at the mine

 Jaroo ascends to a lookout position

 "Goddamn dirty double dealin', sneakin', bastard, bushwackin', sons of bitches!"

The bandits arrive!

Below are some additional pictures from this location. Click to enlarge!

For a sense of scale; that's me near the middle of the frame

Part two will focus on the attack on the mine by the bandits, as well as take a look at two other Spaghetti Westerns films near this location.

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