August 13, 1971 Pink copy
Mr. Philip B. Dettmer
Mineral & Metallurgical Engineer
Apdo Postal 31-243
Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
It is still a mystery as to how you missed my letter of April 28th, copy of which is enclosed. The address appears correct and checks with what you gave me over the telephone.
After checking over my calendar, it appears the easiest time for a trip to Mexico City would be right after Labor Day, say the 8th or 9th of September.
Should this time be agreeable to you for visiting Pueblo and Guadalajara, would it be all right if I brought a Utah man, Hugh Douglas, along with me? Mr. Douglas is in the Corporate Planning Group of Utah as Manager of Mineral Resource Planning, Therefore, it would be appropriate if you could meet him, particularly in light of the possibility for consulting work later on.
While in Mexico City, we would like to meet an attorney familiar with the mineral industry.
Please let me know if the September date is agreeable to you.
Apdo. Postal 31-243 Mexico Guadalajara 5, Jalisco Mexico
August 17, 1971
Mr. Weston Bourret, Vice Pres. Utah Construction Company 550 California Street San Francisco, California
It was most pleasant hearing from you again by telephone the other day.
Here is the book I offered to loan you. It is not specific to mining or mineral ventures but does provide a condensed guide to taxes, laws, ownership, labor law, types of business associations, restrictions and limitations.
Note in the Appendix a list of 500 suggested industries needed in Mexico.
A few discrete inquiries with knowledgeable Mexican friends has developed the names of two reliable men in Mexico City. One is a banker and representative of the Bank of Montreal. He is reported to be quite knowledgeable in financing foreign investments and Mexican economics. The other is a partner in one of the reputable accounting and auditing firms in Mexico City. Both men speak fluent english.
Upon reciept of your letter, I can start setting up a visit to the HYLSA mini-steel plant at Puebla.
Flights leave Los Angeles daily about 14:00 hrs. arriving in Mexico City about 20:00hrs with a stopover at Guadalajara. A rented car ride the next day to Puebla takes about 1 1/2 hrs. We could drive back to Mexico City the same day. The following day could be spent in Mexico City with a possible flight to Los Angeles for you the same night.
I am looking forward to being of whatever assistance possible.
Very truly yours, Phil Philip B. Dettmer
April 28, 1971
Mr. Philip B. Dettmer Mineral & Metallurgical Engineer Apdo Postal 31-243 Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
This is just a personal note as a follow up to our conversations at the AIMS meeting in Hew York during February.
As I recall, you thought it would be a fine idea if I visited the Ministeel plant during April or May in order to better appreciate the fine points and economics of the HYL Process. And I accepted - assuming of course, that there would be no problem in setting this up with your colleagues.
My schedule shows some openings in both May and June. Rather than for me to suggest a date, could you come up with one or two options convenient to you and Engineer Francisco Salinas V. 1 recall your suggesting that I fly directly to Mexico City, then take a connecting flight to Guadalajara, or Monterey.
X still have your telephone number at Hojalata y Lamina. S.A. and will call to confirm whatever time you set up in your letter.
With kindest regards and looking forward to seeing you.
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