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Economic geology of the San Martín Mining District

P. Olivares R.
P. Olivares R.
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January 01, 1991


The San Martín Mining District lies in the Sombrerete municipality, western Zacatecas State (Fig. 1). Geographic coordinates of the Industrial Minera México, S. A., San Martin Unit are 23°40′N and 103°45′W. A paved road leading east from the installations for 6 km joins Federal Highway 45 (Panamericana) at the Zacatecas-Durango leg; the town of Sombrerete with its railroad station is about 10 km south of the junction. There is a small-aircraft landing field 15 km west of the mine. The area of the installations is at an elevation of 2,600 m; climate is temperate-humid with relatively severe winters; temperatures fluctuate between a low of −6 °C in winter and a high of 30 °C in summer.

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Economic Geology, Mexico

Guillermo P. Salas
Guillermo P. Salas
Geologo Consultor Asesor del Consejo de Recursos Minerales Centro Minero Nacional Carretera Mexico-Pachuca Pachuca, Hgo., Mexico, D.F.
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January 01, 1991




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