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Index: Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius, El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan, Ficciones, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 440.

former mining center and old capital of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Fishburn and Hughes: "The Portuguese for 'black gold', a city in Brazil south east of Central Minas Gerais in the Serra do Espinaco. Founded in 1700 during a short-lived gold rush, it later decayed and was preserved as a living museum of the eighteenth century." (146)