Thursday, January 23, 2014
La Valenciana Mine
Yesterday was an interesting day with a trip to Valenciana Mine and further on to a little town called Santa Rosa. Below are two photographs from the Mine. Spain's production of Silver, Gold and other minerals began at this location and through this specific shaft in 1558 on the backs of the indigenous people. Our walk through the mine followed the path of the poor workers who carried 70kg loads up the stairs under extremely deplorable conditions. It was difficult to walk these steps.