© Cornish Mexican Cultural Society

Building on Cornwall's International Heritage


The Cornish Mexican Cultural Society

Sociedad Cultural Cornish Mexicana

New Spain


First silver mine was opened in 1525 at Morcillo

1534 silver mines at Tasco working

1546 silver discovered at Zacatacas

1548 silver discovered at Guanajuato

1552 silver deposits of Pachuca and Real del Monte discovered

1552 iron deposits of Cerro de Marcado, Durango discovered

1553 silver discovered at Fresnillo, Zacatecas

1554 Bartolomé de Medina perfects the Patio Process

at the Hacienda Purísima Grande, Pachuca

1797 Escuela Minería, Mexico City established


Between 1530 and 1803 silver valued at £1,138.2 million was produced (at 1808 prices)