"Women Miners" Top 5 Page for this destination Potosí Things to Do Tip by AlbuqRay

Potosí Things to Do: 52 reviews and 88 photos

  A Hard Life
by AlbuqRay

Women miners may have it even worse. They live on the piles of scree from the mines, breaking up rocks to try and find small veins of silver or tin. It may take them days to find enough to earn a few bolivianos. This lady was a widow. Many miners die young of accidents and lung diseases, as her husband did.

Address: Cerro Rico

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  • Updated Feb 5, 2004
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