Interviewee

Robert F. Limon

Interviewer

W. Noel McAunulty, Jr.

Project

Mining in Mexico

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

1941 graduate, Texas College of Mines, divisional manager in ASARCO's Mexico City office, 1962-1978.

Summary of Interview

Part of Mining in Mexico Oral History Project; recollections of family's decision to leave Mexico during Mexican Revolution; move to U.S. and Argentina; details work as mining engineering for ASARCO units at San Luis, Potosí, La Prieta, Chihuahua, Taxco, Guerrero, and Plomosas, Chihuahua, 1944-1962; living conditions at mines; mines fires; changes in ASARCO following Mexicanization; IMMSA's (Industria Minera Mexico, S.A.) acquisition of Towne Mines' interests at Santa Bárbara, Chihuahua; impressions of Jorge Larea, CEO of IMMSA.

Date of Interview

11-6-1996

Length of Interview

1 hour and 5 minutes

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Tape Number

No. 892

Transcript Number

No. 892

Length of Transcript

29 pages

Interview Number

No. 892

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