a town in Spain: mercury mines.
Historical Examples

In 1806, two Idria furnaces were put up at almaden, but the engineers are not favorably impressed with them.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 312, December 24, 1881 Various

At Idria and almaden the sulphurets are extremely rich in mercury.
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure

Of this metal the mines in almaden produce about one-half the world’s supply.
Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway

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

In addition, small quantities of quicksilver and vermilion were made at almaden.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 312, December 24, 1881 Various

Moreover the revenues of Cuba, like the mines of almaden, are a ready resource as security for a loan.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 66, No. 410, December 1849 Various

Pass we on to the almaden mines, of which there is a detailed and very interesting account.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine – Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845 Various

There is also a particular description of the quicksilver mine at almaden, in La Mancha.
Robert Kerr’s General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18 William Stevenson

There is here evidently confusion between Almagro and almaden.
A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4 Henry Charles Lea

almaden , a town on the northern slope of the Sierra Morena, in Spain, with rich mines of quicksilver.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood

a town in S Spain: rich cinnabar mines, worked since Roman times. Pop: 6659 (2003 est)

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