Patzcuaro Michoacan Mexico  
 
Santa Clara del Cobre (copper)  is a small town just minutes up the hill behind Patzcuaro.  We took a short 2 hour tour of the town and visited these 2 smelters,   The first one was solely for decoration in the back of a store.   The second was really working but very small compared to some copper foundries away from downtown.

 
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Santa Clara del Cobre - Copper Smelter
Decorative copper works
Santa Clara del Cobre - Copper Smelter
Decorative wood pile
Santa Clara del Cobre - Copper Smelter
Actually stoking the fire
Santa Clara del Cobre - Copper Smelter
  Ready for the pot  
Santa Clara del Cobre - Copper Smelter
  Heating the pot before hammering  
     
  Trip to Santa Clara in 2005