The Las Truchas deposits cover approximately 14 km2 at the crests of Cerros Santa Clara, El Campamento, Las Truchas, El VolcÃ¡n, Valverde, El Tubo, La Bandera, and Leopardo, forming part of the southwestern mountain massif known as Sierra Arteaga in the Sierra Madre del Sur, that extends along part of the Pacific coast and toward the southeastern end of the Sierra Madre Occidental (Figs. 1, 2).
The deposits are located in the Melchor Ocampo municipality of MichoacÃ¡n State, 4.5 km directly northwest of the coast town of Playa Azul (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.