The Santa Fe Mine is located in the municipality of Solosuchiapa in Chiapas State near the Chiapas/Tabasco state line. The town of Pichucalco (Chiapas) lies 40 km directly northwest, and Teapa (Tabasco) about 30 km north.
Access is by the Pichucalco–Tuxtla Gutiérrez unpaved roadway for 50 km through Ixtacomitán and Solosuchiapa to El Beneficio Ranch where a 3-km-long trail leads to the mine entrance. The roads are passable year-round. Paving of the Pichucalco–Tuxtla Gutiérrez road is scheduled in the near future (Fig. 1).
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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.