Fresnillo Silver Mining
Fresnillo, the biggest city in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico, is the silver mining depot of this region of Mexico. Fresnillo is the haven of the one of the biggest silver mining concessions not only in north central Mexico but the world. The Fresnillo Mine which is owned by the Peňoles Mining Company provides one of the biggest tax revenue and employment sources in Fresnillo. In connection, Fresnillo established a Mining School to cater for the specific technical needs of individuals who would like to work in the field of silver mining. Fresnillo has approximately 197, 000 people living in the municipality as residents who are engaged primarily in mining and agriculture. There is some portion of Fresnillo that is devoted to entrepreneurial (small and medium scale) activities, though. Tourism is modest in Fresnillo. However, the government is exerting tremendous efforts to develop local tourism in Fresnillo.
Fresnillo Christian Pilgrimages
The Santo Niňo de Atocha in Fresnillo is the site of pilgrimages in Zacatecas, Mexico. Thousands of devout believers from across Zacatecas and Mexico at large converge on this location to profess their faith in the Roman Catholic doctrines. The people of Fresnillo as well as those of Zacatecas believe that the statue is miraculous which somehow explains the very fervent religious activity in this church in Fresnillo. Fresnillo, Zacatecas is likewise deeply connected with Plateros. Plateros is the central church in Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico that attracts thousands of devotees just like the Santo Niňo de Atocha. It is believed that the church came into being after miners in Fresnillo found a silver crucifix which they think is miraculous. The center of devotion rests on the Holy Child of Atocha.
Fresnillo Zacatecas Agriculture
Fresnillo is also a well known producer of many important crops in Zacatecas, Mexico. Among the crops produced in the municipality of Fresnillo are tomatoes and peppers. The agricultural and silver mining activity of Fresnillo are the prime movers of this municipality’s sustainable development such that a setback in any of the two industries will cause a dramatic effect on the development of Fresnillo and even Zacatecas to a certain extent.
A grand commemorative celebration is held at Fresnillo annually to celebrate its establishment. People from many states converge to witness and take part in the great occasion which displays the rich local culture and tradition of Fresnillo. The year 2008 marks the 458th founding anniversary of Fresnillo that is expected to draw thousands of people from all over Mexico and neighboring states.
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