Interviewer

W. Noel McAunulty, Jr.

Project

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

8-19-1995

Length of Interview

1 hour and 15 minutes

Tape Number

No. 896

Transcript Number

No. 896

Length of Transcript

29 pages

Interview Number

No. 896

Terms of Use

Unrestricted

Comments

Interview in Spanish.

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