Josiah Gregg Quote

No better evidence can be found of the extensive operations which have been carried on in this the greatest mining district of Northern Mexico, than in the little mountains of scoria [dregs] which are found in the suburbs of the city. A great number of poor laborers make a regular business of hammering to pieces these metallic excrescences, from which they collect silver enough to buy their daily bread.


Commerce of the Prairies (1831–1839), Chapter 22 - Visit to Town of Jesus-Maria — Anti-Masonic Auto de Fe

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No better evidence can be found of the extensive operations which have been carried on in this the greatest mining district of Northern Mexico, than...

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No better evidence can be found of the extensive operations which have been carried on in this the greatest mining district of Northern Mexico, than...

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No better evidence can be found of the extensive operations which have been carried on in this the greatest mining district of Northern Mexico, than...

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No better evidence can be found of the extensive operations which have been carried on in this the greatest mining district of Northern Mexico, than...