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Third Day

January 01, 1990


The first part of the day will be spent in a mineralized region which continues to be of great importance to Mexico's mineral production. An overview of the Parral district from a vantage point begins the day, followed by an underground visit at the Granadeña mine, San Francisco del Oro. The early afternoon allows for a brief surface visit at Santa Bárbara. In all three of these localities (Fig. 26), the ore consists of a lead-zinc-silver assemblage with minor amounts of recoverable gold and copper, and significant amounts of fluorite; all contained in fissure-vein deposits at the eastern margin of Sierra Madre Occidental.

The latter part of the day will be spent in retracing the route through the city of Parral to Jimenez, followed by an evening's drive southwards through the desert basins, collectively known as the Bolson de Mapimí, with final destination at Gómez Palacio, Durango.

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Mexican Silver Deposits

K.F. Clark
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