Pachuca in Municipality of Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico — The Central Highlands
Bartolomé de Medina Plaza
A la insigne memoria del inventor del método de amalgamación para el beneficio de minerales de plata. El pueblo del estado de Hidalgo le dedica esta plaza. Su invención recorrio los países argentíferos del mundo, y por ello, el Real de Minas de Pachuca de la Nueva España, cobro mundial nombradía.
Pachuca, Hgo., marzo de 1957
Bartolomé de Medina Plaza
To the distinguished memory of the inventor of the amalgamation method for the processing of silver minerals. The people of the State of Hidalgo dedicate this nearby square to him. His invention spread through the silver producing countries of the world, and for this reason, Real de Minas de Pachuca of New Spain was famous worldwide.
Pachuca, Hidalgo, March 1957
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 20° 7.233′ N, 98° 43.887′ W. Marker is in Pachuca, Hidalgo, in Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pachuca, Hidalgo 42050, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Art Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Arts Barracks / The Old Mining School (within shouting distance of this marker); National Photo-library of the INAH and Museum of Photography (within shouting distance of this marker); General Gabriel Hernández (within shouting distance of this marker); Church and Convent of San Francisco (within shouting distance of this marker); Vicente Aguirre del Castillo (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Carlos Ramírez Guerrero (about 210 meters away); Museum of Labor Medicine "Nicolás Zavala" (approx. 6.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pachuca.
Also see . . . The Patio Process. The process is usually known as the "patio process" in English. The process, invented in 1554, involves the use of mercury to extract silver from ore. While economically more efficient, the process can be highly poisonous to workers that come into contact with the mercury and to soil and groundwater. (Submitted on December 28, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.