La Sierra del Aguilón has been a mining area all throughout history. Contemporary mining begins in 1840 with the use of trenches and silver galena cuts. After 1870, iron extraction starts taking place, which led Jaravia to become one of the most prosperous mining districts in Spain. During the last decade of the 19th century the Marín Menú Family regenerates the iron extractions from the mine “Quién Tal Pensara” (“Who Would Have Thought It”) and therefore keeping everything going for several decades more until the Spanish Civil War breakout, which led to the full abandonment of the premises. Although it seemed as if Mina Rica was forever forgotten, in december 1999 it gains back popularity thanks to the discovery of the largest mineral geode in Europe. 20 years later, Mina Rica’s reopening project begins in order for everyone to appreciate the wonderful heritage Pulpí’s miners left us with.