Atacama virtual: English

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

Buena Esperanza mine of Tres Puntas (3)

Museo Virtual, Atacama
W. Griem, 2005 - 2017
Mina Eperanza de R. Tornero 1872 - Región de Atacama, Chile

Tornero (1872):Mina Buena Esperanza, en la Región de Atacama, distrito Tres Puntas (Chile).
Figura en grande
véase también cancha de minerales de Buena Esperanza

B. Esperanza: p.1 | p.2 | p.3 | Hist | Data 

español / deutsch / english

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)

linea 250

Mining Atacama
History of Atacama

Atacama Mining history

Mining and Mines
List of mine districts
Mining between 1830-1920
Tres Puntas

Village of Tres Puntas
Cemetery of Tres Puntas
Mine of Buena Esperanza
Mina Cobriza
Cronología de Tres Puntas
Historical records
Treutler, living in Tres Puntas
Treutler: Salvadora mine
Philippi en Tres Puntas
más Tres Puntas

Cerro Blanco district
Lomas Bayas
Agua Amarga
Distrito Inca de Oro
Puquios - Carrera Pinto
Carrizal Alto
Checo de Cobre
More mining districts ...

next page in geovirtual

Recaredo Tornero

Area Tres Puntas
Estación FFCC Chimbero
Inca de Oro village
Carrera Pinto (ruins)
Distrito Inca de Oro
Ruta Copiapó - Diego de Almagro

Additional information
Timeline Atacama
Railroad history of Atacama
History of Atacama
Mining history of Atacama
Atacama black and white
Road maps of Atacama
Historical maps of Atacama
Persons of Atacama

Wolfgang Griem en:
Mail a Wolfgang GriemVer el perfil de Wolfgang Griem en LinkedIn Mining, Geology and Atacama desert
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.

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

Any new publication not authorized by the authors is expressly prohibited. This applies in particular to electronic publications:  Usage guidelines.

previous page of the geovirtual History of Atacama Mining - Content Atacama RegionHistory of Atacama next page in geovirtual
Linea plateada en
Geology (Spanish)
Apuntes Geología General
Apuntes Geología Estructural
Apuntes Depósitos Minerales
Apuntes Exploraciones Mineras
Periodos y épocas
Módulo de referencias - geología
Índice principal - geología
Virtual museum
Virtual Museum: First page
Recorrido geológico
Colección virtual de minerales
Sistemática de los animales
Historia de las geociencias
Minería en ilustraciones históricas
Fósiles en dibujos históricos
Autores de trabajos históricos
Índice principal - geología
Images of Chile and Atacama
Atacama Region, Chile
Journey to Atacama / Atacama sightseeing places
History of Atacama
Mining history of Atacama
Geología de Atacama, Chile
The railroad history of Atacama
Flora Atacama
Animals of the Atacama Desert
Virtual viewpoint Atacama / Atacama en b/n
Road - maps / Imágenes 3-dimensionales
Clima de la Región Atacama
Links Atacama, Books & Collection of Books
List of names and places of Atacama
sitemap - list of all files  - schematic content - Information site / Virtual Museum: First page / History of Atacama / Mining history of Atacama
Mining history of Atacama, Chile
© Dr. Wolfgang Griem, Chile - all rights reserved  (Mail a Wolfgang Griem Uso de las páginas de y
Published (spanish): 25.12.2005; Updated: 8.10.2017
Mail a Wolfgang Griem Mail and contact
Ver el perfil de Wolfgang Griem en LinkedInSee profile of Wolfgang Griem
Any new publication not authorized by the authors is expressly prohibited. This applies in particular to electronic publications:  Usage guidelines.
© Wolfgang Griem (2005, 2009) - Todos los derechos reservados - alle Rechte vorbehalten - all rights reserved