W. Noel McAunulty, Jr.
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
Length of Interview
1 hour and 5 minutes
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Length of Transcript
Interview with Robert F. Limon by W. Noel McAunulty, Jr., 1996, "Interview no. 892," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.