Precious Metals in the Patagonia Mountains
August 2003 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDThe Patagonia Mountains are a small but rugged mountain range that adjoins the Mexican border some 9 to 16 miles east of the border town of Nogales. The range trends northerly for 14 miles and is about 10 miles wide, reaching an elevation...
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