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Taken 23-Feb-08
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Llano County Historical Marker, Early Explorers in Llano County
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Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size3.07 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken23-Feb-08 19:06
Date modified23-Feb-08 19:06
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Camera modelNIKON D50
Focal length24 mm
Focal length (35mm)36 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.9
Exposure1/160 at f/13
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Early Explorers in Llano County

Early Explorers in Llano County

Llano County, Texas
30 37.698' N 98 31.676' W

Text: By commission of the Governor of Spanish Texas, Bernardo de Miranda in 1756 examined Cerro del Almagre, a red ochre hill supposedly rich in silver. His party of 23 from San Antonio struck Honey Creek near here, then went to the junction of the Llano and Colorado rivers. Three pounds of ore from Cerro del Almagre assayed only ten ounces of silver to 100 pounds of ore. Plans for further explorations were therefore abandoned as such low yield; coupled with transport problems and Indian threats, made mining seem unattractive.