Don Fausto de Elhuyar (1755-1833) and

Juan José de Elhuyar (1754-1796)


  These two Spanish brothers produced metallic tungsten at their Basque Seminary in Bergara, Spain. Don Fausto finally settled in Mexico, where he established the School of Mines; while Juan José was sent to Columbia to oversee South American mining operations.  

  1. Photograph of the mineral, calcium tungstate, in Köping, Sweden

  2. Photographs in Vergara, Spain

  3. Photographs in Mexico City, Mexico


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