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A Caldera Complex Associated With the Zacatecas Mining District

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Benjamin F. Ponce S.
Benjamin F. Ponce S.
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso
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Published:
January 01, 1990

Abstract

The Zacatecas mining district is located in the east-central part of the state of Zacatecas in north-central Mexico. Total siJver production up to and including 1987 is estimated as 23,236,449 kg (747,076,679 Troy oz). The first part of the recorded production of the district consists of n1ore than 21 million kg (675 million Troy oz) of silver extracted between J 548 and 1895; but in comparison, twentieth century production is n1ore modest. The annual production for the period 1967-1982 varied between 9,663 and 22,168 kg of silver (310,665 and 712,717 oz) (Consejo de Recursos Minerales, 1986). The geology and mineral deposits of the area investigated are described by Perez et al. (1961), Ocejo (1979), Ponce (1985), and Ponce and Clark (1988).

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Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series

Mexican Silver Deposits

K.F. Clark
K.F. Clark
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Society of Economic Geologists
Volume
6
ISBN electronic:
9781934969595
Publication date:
January 01, 1990

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