pulling miners, mine tour
After 1800 the silver mines became depleted, making tin the main product. This eventually led to a slow economic decline. Still, the mountain continues to be mined for silver to this day. Due to poor worker conditions (lack of protective equipment from the constant inhalation of dust), the miners still have a short life expectancy with most of them contracting silicosis and dying around 40 years of age. It is estimated that, in the past years of indigenous labour, roughly 8 million Indians died, "eaten" by the Rich Hill.
|Keywords||2009, Afterfate, Aftersleep, Bolivia, Buildings & Structures, Cerro, Lazy Hiker, Longest Journey, Mine, Outdoor, Outdoor Photography, People, Potosi, Silver Mine, South America, Travel|
|Tour||Tupiza Tour||Date||2009:10:20 16:11:53|
|Make||Canon||Model||Canon PowerShot G9|
|Flash||On, Red-eye reduction||Focal||7.4 mm|
|File Size||5.1 MB|