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Soltoro

Jalisco state has not witnessed much mining the since Mexican Revolution. Soltoro and Western Silver hope to change that.

When talk turns to mining in Mexico, Jalisco doesn't have the historical cachet of Durango or the copper-fed importance of Sonora. But this state on the Pacific coast, long neglected by exploration companies, has good geology, good infrastructure, and one of the best economic environments in the country -- all the right ingredients for success. Two Canadian juniors, Soltoro and Southern Silver Exploration are on the ground floor in Jalisco, bringing some modern exploration techniques to a mining district that was fairly quiet for most of the 20th century. Senior staff writer James Whyte visited Jalisco and took these pictures. His story is in the June 18-24 issue of The Northern Mine.

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