Corbalan to Bucareli y Ursua letter describing recent Sonoran mining discoveries.
Alamos. December 24, 1771. 8p. Letter. Signed. Photostat.
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)
Bucareli y Ursua, Antonio Maria
Fueros, Pedro (Teniente)
Picu, Carrizal de
San Jose de Pimas
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 093 ff. 334-337
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 093 ff. 334-337
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