Bolivia 4: Dinosaurs, Dynamite, and Devil Worship - Sucre and Potosí July 15th 2018 Potosí Silver Mine: Playing with Dynamite
Silver is big business in Bolivia.
In Potosí (4000m) lies Cerro Rico (4800m): a huge mountain full of silver veins.
Since the beginning of the mining, Cerro Rico (Rich Mountain) has lost over 400 meters in height due to the now 60 miles of tunnels created in eager ... read more
South America » Bolivia » Potosí Department » Potosi Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in 1... ... read more