W. Noel McAunulty, Jr.
Mining in Mexico
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Former independent operator of small mines in northern Mexico for fifty years.
Summary of Interview
Part of Mining in Mexico Oral History Project; shares recollections of silver, lead, and zinc mines in vicinity of San Juan de Guadalupe, Durango, at Sierra de Ramírez; gold, silver, and lead mines at Minillas, Zacatecas; developing and operating mercury mines in district of La Rosa, Durango; recognition of mercury minerals, especially calomel (HgCI); methods of retorting mercury ores; retort fuels; general working conditions.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
1 hour and 15 minutes
Length of Transcript
Interview with Alejandro Gaitán Cortez by W. Noel McAunulty, Jr., 1995, "Interview no.896," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.