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History of mining in Atacama, Chile: Village of Tres Puntas

Ruins of Tres Puntas  (1)

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Ruinas de Tres Puntas, Desierto de Atacama - Chile

Photo: Adobe Walls and Houses in the Qda sector. Tres Puntas; November 2012 W. Griem (Ca50D6594) -  Large Photo

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Probably the Incas knew Tres Puntas by its location near the Inca Trail and some ancient work and ruins.
1792 Fermin Guerra probably finds mineralization but dies quickly. The year 1848 is the official date of the discovery of Tres Puntas. During the following years a huge amount of silver is mined from the narrow veins.
Timeline of Tres Puntas

Tres Puntas is located between "Chimbero" and Inca de Oro. The district extends from the Buena Esperanza mine to "Al Fin Hallada". perhaps there is a discussion of two districts: Chimbero and Tres Puntas, possibly under the name Tres Puntas.

Today bordering the Inca de Oro mining sector (Au).
There are some old roads in good condition. Unfortunately, a lot of nails and other objects are found on the roads which can puncture the car tires. In addition, there is a huge amount of vinchucas throughout the sector.

Copiapo, Atacama Puquios, Atacama Carrera Pinto, Atacama Inca de Oro, Atacama Desierto de Atacama, Chimberros Carta ubicación Tres Puntas en Atacama, Chile

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

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Tres Puntas information:
Tres Puntas
currently abandoned
23 inhabitants / miners (1952) (source: XII Census)
18 inhabitants (1930) (source: X. census)
61 inhabitants (1920) (source: Census 1920)
280 inhabitants (1895) (source: Visión Atacama, 1986)
398 inhabitants (1875) (source: Census 1875)
4000 inhabitants (1854)
13 inhabitants (1920) (source: Census 1920)
385 inhabitants (1895) (source: Visión Atacama, 1986)
820 inhabitants (1875) (source: Census 1875)

TREUTLER, PAUL (1882): Fünfzehn Jahre in Südamerika an de Ufern des Stillen Ozeans. - 3 Bd., Seite 91/92; Weltpostverlag, Leipzig. (here)- Collection W. Griem

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