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    AKA LOST SAN SABA Silver mines in Menard, TX "area"...

    "Google" SAN SABA SILVER MINE...

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    Re: AKA LOST SAN SABA Silver mines in Menard, TX "area"...

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    Re: AKA LOST SAN SABA Silver mines in Menard, TX "area"...

    Coffee?

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    Re: AKA LOST SAN SABA Silver mines in Menard, TX "area"...

    Of course!
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    Re: AKA LOST SAN SABA Silver mines in Menard, TX "area"...

    The stories I have heard point to a "Banking Mission" near Menard...near the San Saba River down in Texas. ( or a while back..New Spain)...Then maybe connected to a site over in Mills Co. TX. another mission/depository...some call "Dry Pond"?..hmm

    Oddrock

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    Re: AKA LOST SAN SABA Silver mines in Menard, TX "area"...

    One version has it that a military post (presidio) was erected on the north bank of the San Saba river before the mission was founded, and that the Viceroy had dragged his heels deliberately in making the grant so as to get his own stake in it. I even have suspicions about the assayer who performed the initial assays, <Aldaco> telling Miranda that he needed to have at least 40 mule loads worth of the ore to make a proper assessment of the values. The presidio was named San Luis de las Amarillas, and the mines must have been rich if Gov Miranda can be believed - "the mines which are in the Cerro de las Almagres are so rich that I guarantee to give to every settler in the province of Texas a full claim...The principal vein is more than two varas in width and in its westward lead appears to be of immeasurable thickness."
    <letter from Don Bernardo de Miranda, Lt General of the province of Texas to the Viceroy, Feb 1756>

    This is but scratching the surface - I look forward to your replies.
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    Re: AKA LOST SAN SABA Silver mines in Menard, TX "area"...

    Seems like it WAS a "banking system" of SILVER MINES (aka Almagre Mines)... in TREASURE TROVE by Tim Haydock, pg 132-137.... "In the Llano region, near Honey Creek... 'the mines which are in the Cerro del Almalgre are so numerous...'" etc, etc (p 132). Get the book on amazon. com (used)... you'll be glad, you did! RAINING out... Coffee?

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    Muchas gracias mi compadre!

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    Re: AKA LOST SAN SABA Silver mines in Menard, TX "area"...

    Lost San Saba Mine Found in 1887?



    http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive...609C94669FD7CF

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    Re: AKA LOST SAN SABA Silver mines in Menard, TX "area"...

    Are you located in San Antonio? Myself and a fellow co-worker are thinking about heading out and seeing what we can find. We are located at Fort Sam.

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    Re: AKA LOST SAN SABA Silver mines in Menard, TX "area"...

    Sarge, if you are asking me, no I live in SD along ways from there but wish you the best of luck, and hope you will come back here and tell us about your adventures and finds!
    Roy ~ Oroblanco

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    No such thing as the Lost San Saba mine. Original Los Almagres is near Llano, is filled in by dirt from the shaft next to it, but yes there is ore around, not very good ore and that is that. If you want Pura Plata, go east out of Brady, Texas about 20-25 miles, go up the creeks and look for black rocks. They will be pure silver.

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    [QUOTE=Oroblanco;2068705]One version has it that a military post (presidio) was erected on the north bank of the San Saba river before the mission was founded, and that the Viceroy had dragged his heels deliberately in making the grant so as to get his own stake in it. I even have suspicions about the assayer who performed the initial assays, <Aldaco> telling Miranda that he needed to have at least 40 mule loads worth of the ore to make a proper assessment of the values. The presidio was named San Luis de las Amarillas, and the mines must have been rich if Gov Miranda can be believed - "the mines which are in the Cerro de las Almagres are so rich that I guarantee to give to every settler in the province of Texas a full claim...The principal vein is more than two varas in width and in its westward lead appears to be of immeasurable thickness."
    <letter from Don Bernardo de Miranda, Lt General of the province of Texas to the Viceroy, Feb 1756>

    This is but scratching the surface - I look forward to your replies.


    Miranda wasn't the governor. He was a SGT. that was promoted to Lt. and given the title of Lt.-General which meant that he was a Lt., but was in charge of the little expedition that went to the Llano area, found silver ore(Los Almagres) and made some interesting claims as to its worth. He wanted to be Capt. of the presidio if it was founded there. The San Saba stuff is all legend, none of it true and I suggest you read C. F. Eckhardt's book, "The Lost San Saba Mines". It is real history. By the way, Charlie is still alive(I think) and writes for Texas Escapes now(I think). Just telling it like it is...
    Last edited by austin; Jul 24, 2012 at 11:46 PM.

 

 

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