19th century Mining Museum / Dos Estrellas Mine

Tlalpujahua

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This mine is for Tlalpujahua a representation of its bloom as well as of one of its worst tragedies. It was discovered in 1899. From 1908 to 1913, this mine was the first worldwide gold producer, which attracted investors and technology, mainly from France and England. During the Mexican Revolution, most of the national mines were close; however, the Dos Estrellas mine continued working, although most of its production went to England, so Mexico was not well benefited for these excavations.

In 1937, due to technical failures, a slat collapse buried a third of Tlalpujahua. Over 300 people, workers and relatives, died that day so the mine was definitely closed.

Nowadays, you can visit the site museum settled in that same place and know some parts of the mine. 

Getting there

Domicilio conocido. Tlalpujahua, Tlalpujahua

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