Working in the mine Postcard

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Working in the mine

Working in the mine, Bolivia

Cooperative miners in the Cerro Rico mountain in Potosí work under incredible harsh conditions. The cooperative they are part of only provides them with the right to explore a certain part of a mine, it doesn´t provide any mechanical equipment. This miner is preparing a hole (by hand) to put the explosives in. His mouth full of coca-leaves to withstand the heat, the toxic fumes and the hunger, this miner seems to be quite frantic about his work...

Photo by sinfronter