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Mines of the Real de Catorce Area

For a history of the Catorce Mining District, see the HISTORY Section

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Chart of mining bonanzas

Chart showing the periods of greatest activity for the major mines in the Real de Catorce area.
(Taken from Diaz-Berrio F., Salvador, page 13)
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Map of Catorce Mines

Map showing some of the historical mines in the area of Real de Catorce.
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The following mines have their own pages with descriptions and photos.
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La Descubridora
    (The Discovery)

The historical references are inconsistent about the sequence of events, but all agree that La Descubridora was the first silver discovery in the Sierra Catorce. 
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El Negrito

The El Negrito Mine is located high above and to the southeast of the "Pueblo Fantasma" area.  It was notible for having a picturesque chapel.
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El Milagro

The El Milagro Mine is on the old road southeast and above the San Augustin mine.
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The Major Ore Veins and Mines in 1872
(from 
(IPIÑA, p 168-169)
Veta Madre

Veta de San Geronimo

Veta de San Augustin

Veta de San Ramon
  • San Ramon
  • Guadalupe
  • San Francisco
  • San Juan

Veta de Sereno
  • Sereno
  • Dolores

Veta de San Jose
  • San Miguel
  • San Rafael
  • San Plutarco
  • San Jose
  • La Luz

The Haciendas de Beneficio in 1872
(Reduction works for the processing of ore.)
(from  (IPIÑA, p 174)

Haciendas de Beneficio Methods

San Juan Nepomuceno
Patio, Fuego
El Refugio
Patio
Apolonio
Patio, Cazo
Zerraton
Patio, Cazo
Del Aqua
Fuego
Guadalupe
Fuego, Patio
Los Matas
Patio, Cazo, Fuego
Juarez
Patio, Cazo, Fuego
San Pedro D. Julio
Patio, Cazo, Fuego
Morquecha
Patio, Cazo, Fuego
Grande
Patio, Cazo, Fuego
Almaraz
Patio, Cazo, Fuego
Rocha
Patio, Cazo, Fuego
San Jose
Patio, Cazo, Fuego
Bernal
Fuego

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