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Ask The Experts: How would you go about evaluating a silver deposit?


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WMD Raffle Raises Funds for Lawsuit


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Green Valley's Fine Gold Patch


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Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper might well have been correct about the “Santa Fe de Rodríquez” being the name of what is now called Guaynopa. However, an Indian named Agustín de la Cruz, who was associated with Cristóbal Rodríquez, is credited with discovering the mine in 1741. It is probable that the Spanish settlement had indeed been found because of its rather extensive ruins.

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