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What better way to start the new week with a quiet trip down history’s memory lane.  On the website of the Sante Fe New Mexican is a fascinating posting on the start of mining by the Spanish in New Mexico.   Appears the Spanish merely took over a lead mine, long mined by the Indians:

The principal lead deposit worked by the Indian miners lay three miles west of their village. It was a spectacular vein that came right to the surface, perfectly accessible.  The width of the vein was only about a yard, but the depth of the ore body extended far into the ground. Over the centuries, with nothing more than primitive implements, the Indians had created a deep trench that stretched some 60 yards in length.

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