Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Discovered by the Spanish in the 1540s. It had been mined for minerals long before this. Guanajuato has been one of the worlds largest producers of silver and gold. It is a beautiful town with a true sense of history in every twisting street. Built into the ravines, the streets drop into tunnels and reappear into an everchanging colonial jewel.
The huge hexagonal shaft of the San Juan de las Rayas Mine.
Manganocalcite, La Sirena Mine, Guanajuato
                   JS Collection
The immense bulwarks of the San Juan de las Rayas Mine.
Templo de la Merced de Mellado. One of the oldest parts of of Guanajuato sitting above the Rayas Mine
Fluorite,
Peregrina Mine, Guanajuato
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Looking down on the shop and adit to the Rayas Mine
Worked out surface expression of the Veta Madre (Mother Vein)
Calcite,
La Sirena Mine,
Guanajuato
Cata Mine
Cathedral at night
Calcite,
Rayas Mine, Guanajuato
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In October, Guanajuato hosts an internationally known Cervantino festival
Tacos al Pastor
The entrance to the Hidalgo Market built in 1910 during the Diaz administration
A typical street in the center of town