The Gochico Mine in southern Sonora (Fig. I) is reached from Hermosillo by traveling south along a scenic highway for 350 km to the town of Navajoa, then east 50 km along the federal highway to Alamos, northeast along 63 km of earthworks to the village of San Bernardo, and from there, a 10-km dirt road to the mine. The area has a small-craft landing field; both Alamos and Navajoa have paved runways. The nearest railroad station is Navajoa.
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This volume was developed, produced, and privately printed in Mexico, in Spanish, by the late Ing. G.P. Salas in 1988, as a Mexican contribution to the Geology of North America, with the understanding that it would be translated into English for inclusion in the set. The translation is by Dr. Cecily Petzall of Caracas, Venezuela, with considerable figure translation and redrafting provided by GSA. Salas worked on the volume until his death, with much valuable help from Ing. Hugo Cortez Guzmán. The result is a valuable English-language synthesis of the information available to Salas in the early to mid-1980s about the geothermal, coal, and metal-mining sectors (and some non-metallic resources) of the economic geology of Mexico.