Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Zacatecas



This past weekend we traveled to the old mining town of Zacatecas where the majority of Mexico┬┤s silver comes from. We climed La Bufa (a mountain overlooking the city) and then took the teleferico down to an old mine where we witnessed the depths and caverns where men would work 15-18 hr days at around 115 degree temperatures. The city is also known for its colonial architecture and beautiful cathedral pictured on the right.

1 Comments:

Blogger Ian Nelligan said...

so do all silver mining towns have a Bufa?

July 16, 2008 9:25 AM  

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