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Curuglu Mine, Arroyo del Boleo, Boleo District, Santa Rosalía, Mun. de Mulegé, Baja California Sur (BC Sur), Mexico

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 27° 19' 54'' North , 112° 20' 9'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 27.331677, -112.336009
Other regions containing this locality:Sonoran Desert, North America


The Curuglu Mine is located in Canada de Curuglu, a branch of Arroyo del Boleo. The mine is WSW of the Amelia Mine by less than 600 m on the surface and separated by a ridge, but underground they were only separated by the Curuglu fault that offset ore bed no.3.

In order to transport ore from the Curuglu mine out to the railroad in Arroyo de la Soledad, the Curuglu tunnel, 437 meters long, was driven through the ridge at the head of Arroyo de la Soledad, from near the Amelia shaft to Canada de Curuglu. A bridge 137 meters long and 35 meters high was constructed across Canada de Curuglu, and electric locomotives pulled ore cars across the bridge and through the tunnel to the former railhead near the Amelia shaft.
(Wilson, 1955, p 117.)

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References

Panczner(1987):92,101,117,173,219,304,317,350.

Wilson, I. F., & Rocha, V. S. (1955) Geology and Mineral Deposits of the Boleo Copper District, Baja California, Mexico, USGS PP 273, 140 p.

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