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Oruro
Oruro
Oruro, situated approx.3710 meters above sea level between La Paz and Potosi is one of Bolivia's main mining districts. In the background you see the San Jose Mine
Oruro
Oruro
One of the various churches in Oruro
Oruro
Oruro
Oruro's affluence always depended on the mining business. This fact is reflecting in various monuments and artworks with reference to mining, spread over the city...
Oruro
Oruro
...like this oversized miners-helmet
Oruro
Oruro
Traditionally dressed women in Oruro
Oruro
Oruro
Examining several kinds of minerals from Oruro, Machacamarca und Viloco
Oruro
Oruro
Communal room of the miners cooperative
Oruro
Oruro
Entrance to the communal room of the miners cooperative
On the way from Oruro to Potosí
On the way from Oruro to Potosí
Situated between Oruro and Potosi there is the San Calixto Prospekt, place of finding of the world famous Magnetites
On the way from Oruro to Potosí
On the way from Oruro to Potosí
In the past the layers with the Magnetite crystals were exposed in an open outcrop..
On the way from Oruro to Potosí
On the way from Oruro to Potosí
..but now it is hard and dangerous work to find and follow the layer into the mountain...
On the way from Oruro to Potosí
On the way from Oruro to Potosí
..and specimen like this are now very hard to find
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