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Author Potosí's silver-lined 'mountain that eats men' is on the brink of collapse, threatening the lives and livelihoods of 15,000 miners
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Potosí's silver-lined 'mountain that eats men' is on the brink of collapse, threatening the lives and livelihoods of 15,000 miners
Posted: 25/06/2014 21:49:24
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An interesting read.

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/24/bolivia-cerro-rico-mine-mountain-collapse-miners
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Potosí's silver-lined 'mountain that eats men' is on the brink of collapse, threatening the lives and livelihoods of 15,000 miners
Posted: 26/06/2014 13:41:31
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Went there last year. Great place to visit but probably more dangerous than any working or abandoned mine that I have been in. Dusty, hot (40 centigrade plus), high altitude (4000m), dodgy crawls under rocks and free climbs down winzes. But worthwhile to see the miners almost working in C19th conditions. For some photos see the Cerro Rico album IP: 86.43.115.86
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