Ecuadorian town lies on one of the largest gold mines globally

With a population of 24,000 inhabitants, Zaruma is at "serious risk of collapse", according to geologists. Illegal gold mining has been going on here for centuries, a practice that is weakening the soil on which the town is built by leaps and bounds.

Zaruma is a town in Ecuador whose official name is "Villa del Cerro de Oro de San Antonio de Zaruma" and is located in the province of El Oro.

It has several awards: "City of National Tourist Interest", "Cultural Heritage of the Ecuadorian State," and "Magical Town of Ecuador".

It is one of the oldest cities in Ecuador, whose origin dates back to the late seventeenth century, and sits on one of the largest gold mines in the world.

THE TOWN WITH THE MOST GOLD IN ECUADOR

With a population of 24,000 inhabitants, Zaruma is at "serious risk of . . .

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