Corbalan to Bucareli y Ursua letter describing recent Sonoran mining discoveries.

Serial Number
041-02360
Title
Corbalan to Bucareli y Ursua letter describing recent Sonoran mining discoveries.
Author(s)
Corbalan, Pedro
Date
12-24-1771
Documentation
Alamos. December 24, 1771. 8p. Letter. Signed. Photostat.
Summary
Cieneguilla described as richest gold fields that have been seen in this country, or even in all of new Spain, but mines deteriorating due to drought, lack permanent water nearby. Describes crude nature of mining operations, presence many Indians, other castes. Notes additional discoveries north, northwest, southwest Cieneguilla. Doubts they'll be worked because Sonoran miners lack intelligence, abandon mines if they don't begin to pay off immediately. Notes similar problems, including lack water, gold mines Aigame, 8 leagues (T. Sheridan, 1976)
Persons
Corbalan, Pedro
Bucareli y Ursua, Antonio Maria
Fueros, Pedro (Teniente)
Places
Sonora
Sinaloa
Viejo (Sierra)
Bisani
Cieneguilla
Picu, Carrizal de
San Jose de Pimas
Santa Rosalia
Pitic
Aigame (Aygame)
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 093 ff. 334-337
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 093 ff. 334-337
Rights
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