Interviewee

Robert C. Byrd

Interviewer

W. Noel McAunulty, Jr.

Project

Mining in Mexico

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Former general manager at mining units in Taxco, Guerrero, Santa Bárbara, Chihuahua, and La Prieta, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Summary of Interview

Part of Mining in Mexico Oral History Project; recounts first jobs as junior engineer at Charcas and shift boss at Huayapa Mine; Taxco; describes and compare working and living conditions at O'OKiep Mine, South Africa to those in Mexican mines; describes mining units at La Prieta and Santa Bárbara; experiences at Bonanza Mine, Nicaragua, during Sandinista rebellion; later experiences in Bolivian tin mines.

Date of Interview

1-20-1996

Length of Interview

45 minutes

Tape Number

No. 893

Transcript Number

No. 893

Length of Transcript

25 pages

Interview Number

No. 893

Terms of Use

Unrestricted

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