In Ruins

In Ruins

Oil on canvas, 16″x 20″ (40.6cm x 50.8cm)
Available: $1100

We spent over 3 hours wandering around the abandoned silver mines on the mountain outside of Mineral de Pozos in central Mexico. The town is now on Mexico’s list of protected historic sites. Mining operations began in the middle of the 16th century and took a pause in 1767 when the Jesuits were expelled. Operations were resumed in 1844 and continued until 1927 when the last
mine closed.