La Caridad Mine

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Coordinates: 30°19′16″N 109°33′23″W / 30.32111°N 109.55639°W / 30.32111; -109.55639

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La Caridad Mine

La Caridad Mine is a large open-pit copper mine in Nacozari, Sonora, Mexico. It is operated by Mexicana de Cobre, S.A.,[1][2] which is a part of Grupo Mexico, the largest copper producer in Mexico.[3][4] The mine lies approximately 8 mi (13 km) east of Nacozari de Garcia.

Although the mine was worked in the 1800s, it was closed about 1948, and did not reopen until 1979.[5]

In 1985 the mine was producing over 72,000 metric tons of ore per day.[6] In addition to copper, it produced silver as a byproduct, in 1995 that amounted to over 77 tons of silver.[7] The mine was repurchased by investors from the Mexican government in 1988.[8] The mine employed approximately 3,000 workers in 2000.[9] In 2006 the mine was shut down due to labor strikes.[10]


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  4. ^ Smithson, Charles W. (1998). Managing Financial Risk. McGraw-Hill Professional. p. 181. ISBN 0-07-059354-X.
  5. ^ Harner, John (1998). "Dependency and Development in the Copper Mining Region of Sonora, Mexico". Yearbook. Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers. 24: 17–30. Archived from the original on 11 June 2010.
  6. ^ Antelman, Gretchen; Derdak, Thomas; Mirabile, Lisa; Hast, Adele; Kepos, Paula; Pederson, Jay P.; Grant, Tina; Whiteley, Laura E.; Votteler, Thom (1988). International directory of company histories. Chicago: St. James Press. p. 221. ISBN 1-55862-445-7.
  7. ^ Reese, Robert G., Jr. "Silver" (PDF). United States Geological Survey. p. 2.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  8. ^ "Mine Sold In Mexico". The New York Times. 1988-11-04. Retrieved 2010-05-12.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2012-04-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "The Form 8-K filed on June 9, 2006, Topic: Closure of La Caridad" (PDF). 9 June 2006.

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