Letters, May 20, 1940

Pre-U. S. A.

Sirs: Almaden mine at which you glance in this week's issue [TIME, April 22, p. 80] & which you announce as soon to run again is running full tilt now & has been for some months.

Well, maybe not full tilt, but a score or more "hard-rock" miners are gouging, chipping, blasting at those cinnabar-streaked granite tunnel walls, bringing out sacks of ore every day, to be "cooked" in the retorts there on the steep shank of the mountain. A week or so ago "Hap" brought out one rock that was...

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