Friday, December 18, 2009

Mineral De Pozos

The Silver mines at Mineral de Pozos were the highest producing mines of their time. Founded in 1576, the mines produced some of the best quality silver in Mexico. They ceased major production at the time of the 1910 Revolution but the buildings and shafts still exist and most are free to be explored while one charges ten Pesos for a visit. We explored all of them today and even dropped a rock into one shaft and waited 5 1/2 seconds for it to hit the bottom. The area was the setting for many old western movies. It was a great day and I took lots of photos.




Shaft with water about 300 feet down. Don’t lean too far!


Map picture

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