Gold fever hit Aruba back in 1824. That’s when a 12-year-old sheep herder stumbled across a nugget of the precious metal while out with his flock. Skip forward 50 years and the Bushiribana Gold Mine went into business. These days, it’s more a tumble-down ruin than a first-class mine and smelter. But for a taste of Aruba’s history, it’s definitely worth a look.