Hamilton's Mexican Handbook
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1884 Excerpt: ... body from two (2) to ten (10) feet wide. This mine has been worked to the depth of 75 feet, and is located six miles from the works. Santa Maria or Tecolotes is a new mine of quartz ore, worked to the depth of twenty-five (25) feet. It is situated in the main body of the Bufa Mountains, with an ore body from one (1) to four (4) feet wide. This mine has yielded very rich ore, as high as 1,000 ounces to the ton. However, as will be seen, but little work has been done so far on this property. La Soledad and Las Arcos, one mine with two entrances, not communicating one with the other, is quartz ore, and yields from 24 to 120 ounces of silver per ton, and is from three (3) to eight (8) feet wide, and in some places twenty (20) feet wide, and is about 300 feet deep, lying to the south-east of the Santa Rita. San Judas is lead carbonates, ranging from 15 to 24 ounces per ton in silver. It is a great body of ore communicating with the Santa Rita. It carries gold from $2.00 to $4.50 per ton, and has been worked to the depth of 900 feet. The company in possession of the above property are making extensive preparations for the thorough working of their mines. They have purchased a large engine, two large boilers, two No. 5 Baker blowers, and three Targe smelting furnaces, with all the outfit, to be sent to their mines, which have cost the company about $50,000. This, with the smelters and works they already have at the mines, should make a handsome return from the investment. We have herein given illustrations of the works at these mines, that are among the most celebrated of Durango. "Guarisamey, the head of the surrounding district, owes its-discovery to the lode of Tecolota, which crosses the high road to Cosala, in Sinaloa. The abundance and richness of its ores s...
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