“Adventskalender” December 2nd

December 2, 2010 § Leave a comment

Photographed on the mountain “Cerro Rico”, Potosi, Bolivia, September 2010

The mountain “Cerro Rico” has been one of the most important sources for silver and many other minerals and metals since the 16th century. Today, there are still dozens of small mines, where miners work under extremely dangerous conditions. But the hard labour is paid relatively well, miners earn, depending on the world market prices of the raw material they actually mine, between 100-200 Dollar per month. These two miners work in the mine “Cumbre II” and where mining zinc.

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