The best-known silver mines are the Rosario, from which about $90,000,000 had been extracted up to the last decade of the 19th century, and the Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe de los Reyes, discovered early in the 19th century and yielding over $85,000,000 before its close.
Of the state, Rosario (pop. 8448 in 1900), and San Ignacio in the S.
Geographically the cluster certainly belongs to the mainland, from which it is separated by Rosario Strait, generally much under 50 fathoms in depth, while Haro Strait, separating it from Vancouver Island, has depths ranging from ioo to 190 fathoms. In 1873 the islands, formerly considered part of Whatcom county, Washington, were made the separate county of San Juan.
Here is the Escolta, the most busy thoroughfare of the city, and the Rosario, noted for its Chinese shops.
Oranges are exported to Buenos Aires, Rosario and Montevideo, and are largely used for fattening hogs.