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Autos concerning exploration for minerals along the Colorado River and the mapping of the area.

Serial Number: 
041-04181
Title: 
Autos concerning exploration for minerals along the Colorado River and the mapping of the area.
Author(s): 
Urrutia, Thoribio de (Capitan)
Author(s): 
Burgos, Diego Ramon de (Alferez)
Author(s): 
Miranda, Bernardo (Teniente)
Author(s): 
and others
Date: 
11-26-1755
Date: 
09-30-1763
Documentation: 
Adaes. San Antonio. Mexico. November 26, 1755 - September 30, 1763. 81p. Autos. Letters. Originals. Signed. Copies.
Summary: 
Autos concerning the reported discovery of Almagres along the Colorado River in southern Texas in 1755. Miranda sets out with Ramon, Seguin and a group of men from the presidios San Antonio, Bahia del Espiritu Santo and San Xavier and a couple of Indians as guides. After a month of travel north from San Antonio, the group returns early March 1756 with a sample of the Almagres. Summary of trip, development potential of the mine area for settlers and the granting of a portion of the mines to the men, from ff. 17 - 19. Testing is performed on top and deep samples to determine quality and consistency. Small amounts of silver, greta, plomo and Magistral are found. Debates as to costs, practicality and richness of mine based on experienced Miner's opinion. (E. Wilson, November 1989)
Persons: 
Barrios y Jauregui, Jacinto (Gobernador)
Persons: 
Miranda, Bernardo (Teniente)
Persons: 
Rabago y Theran, Pedro de (Comandante)
Persons: 
Urrutia, Toribio de (Capitan)
Persons: 
Piscina, Manuel Ramon de la (Capitan)
Persons: 
Burgos, Diego Ramon de (Alferez)
Persons: 
Seguin, Joseph Miguel
Persons: 
Ramon, Andres
Persons: 
Abila, Joseph
Persons: 
Menchaca, Luis Antonio
Persons: 
Caraveo, Joseph Antonio
Persons: 
Valdes, Miguel
Persons: 
Aguayo, Marques de San Miguel de
Persons: 
Lanaga, Juan Lucas de
Persons: 
Terreros, Pedro Romero
Persons: 
Aldaco, Manuel de
Persons: 
Anza, Marcelo de
Persons: 
Aranda, Marques de
Persons: 
Giraud, Diego Antonio
Places: 
Nuevas Philipinas
Places: 
Texas
Places: 
Nuevo Reyno de Leon
Places: 
Colorado (Rio)
Places: 
Leones (Boca)
Places: 
San Pedro (Real)
Places: 
San Xavier (Presidio)
Places: 
Espiritu Santo, Bahia del (Presidio)
Places: 
San Antonio (Presidio)
Places: 
San Fernando (Villa)
Places: 
Adaes, Nuestra Senora del Pilar de los (Presidio)
Places: 
Coaguila
Places: 
Alamo (Hacienda)
Places: 
Saltillo
Places: 
Paredon (Aguaje)
Places: 
Paiaias (Puerto)
Places: 
San Marcos (Rio)
Places: 
Guadalupe (Rio)
Places: 
San Xavier (Rio)
Places: 
Adaes (Rio)
Places: 
Blanco (Arroyo)
Places: 
Alarcon (Rio)
Places: 
Pedernales (Arroyo)
Places: 
San Miguelito (Arroyo)
Places: 
San Miguel (Ojo de Agua)
Places: 
Alcasar, San Joseph (Cueva)
Places: 
Santiago (Cerro)
Places: 
Chanas (Rio)
Places: 
Mazapil (Real)
Places: 
Bonanza (Hacienda)
Places: 
Atonte (Real)
Places: 
Cedros (Hacienda)
Places: 
Pachuca (Real)
Ethnic Groups: 
Apaches
Ethnic Groups: 
Comanches
Ethnic Groups: 
Payaias
First Location: 
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 181 ff. 001-044
Original Location: 
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 181 ff. 001-044
Language: 
Spanish
Reference Number: 
18100001
Rights: 
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