- a town in Spain: mercury mines.
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The Rothschilds, too, own the Almaden quicksilver mine and others.Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison
Austin Biron Bidwell
Of this metal the mines in Almaden produce about one-half the world's supply.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
At Idria and Almaden the sulphurets are extremely rich in mercury.
The Cordova lead mines are the richest in the world, and the mercury mines of Almaden are second only to those of California.Alden's Handy Atlas of the World
John B. Alden
Moreover the revenues of Cuba, like the mines of Almaden, are a ready resource as security for a loan.
- a town in S Spain: rich cinnabar mines, worked since Roman times. Pop: 6659 (2003 est)
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