Mexico is the largest producer of silver in the world. Most of this silver is produced by one company, Penoles
at their Fresnillo mine in the state of Zacatecas.
The Quimbanazorra Mill near Arivechi
was built with government help in 1984. It proved inefficient and was closed as the price of silver plummeted a few years later.
Antique wooden dynamite box. Early 1900's from Atlas Powder Company.
This operating gold/silver mill is shown in operation. Located near Esqueda in the state of Sonora.
Photos of the beautiful region surrounding Arivechi, Sonora.
Prospecting, road building, field assaying
and new mill steel erection.