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History of mining at the Atacama region (Chile): Tres Puntas

Buena Esperanza mine of Tres Puntas (3)

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Mina Eperanza de R. Tornero 1872 - Región de Atacama, Chile

Tornero (1872):Mina Buena Esperanza, en la Región de Atacama, distrito Tres Puntas (Chile).
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The drawing by Recaredo Tornero (1872) is a good example of how the Tres Puntas/Chimbero area was generally represented in literature: The faces of the miners are all covered by a black shadow, a huge load presses on their backs - you can see the exhaustion of the people. Behind the miners you can see a group of four or five people who are obviously receiving the ore cargo. The posture and clothing of this group suggests a slightly elevated position in the mine.   The building's appearance - the walls in weak, soft tones - in a very similar form is depicted here the desert, which can be recognized by the open gate.  Even in the remains and ruins that can still be seen today, it is easy to see that the mining industry here, in the Buena Esperanza mine, had a relatively high technical standard. In addition to a large number of solid buildings, the remains of a lime furnace can also be detected. Unfortunately, in the last years of operation, open pit mining has been carried out and some building complexes have been irretrievably lost.

Ficha de 20 centavos de la mina Buena Esperanza de Chimberos, Atacama
20 cent chip from the Buena Esperanza mine
(Collection Miguel Díaz)

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Recaredo Tornero

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Ruins of the Esperanza mine at Tres Puntas, Atacama desert, Chile

Photo: Mina Buena Esperanza in the Chimbero - Tres Puntas sector (Atacama Region / Chile). Foto: W. Griem (2005); Kodak7322 - Large Photo

Información Foto: Cámara Kodak DX6490 (100_7322.jpg)
Longitud focal: 12,4,9mm (=75/35mm) | Tiempo: 1:350
F: f/7.1 | Tamaño original: 2304 x 1728 | Fecha: 2005/09/25/14:28 hrs.

Literature:
● Tornero, R. (1872): Chile Ilustrado, guía descriptivo del territorio de Chile. - 496 pág.  Librerías i Ajencias del Mercurio; Valparaíso.(Collection W. Griem)

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