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The former silver mine "Buena Esperanza" ("Good Hope"),
located in the southern part of the district of
Tres Puntas, near the former railway station "Chimbero."
It was by far the largest mine in this area. The historical production
data confirm an impressive mining rhythm. Between 1860 and 1870, the
Buena Esperanza produced almost 80% of fine silver in the Tres
Puntas/Chimberro sector. In 1869 and 1876, the mine produced even more
fine silver than the many mines of Chañarcillo in the same period.
The quantities of quarried rock and overburden were gigantic by the standards of the time.
Even today, visitors can still admire a large number of large stockpiles in this area. It should be mentioned that this was an underground mine; the mostly English companies planned a sophisticated mining plan with their mining engineers to exploit the ramified and often quite deep aisle deposits optimally.
The drawings of this system that have been preserved give a hint of its economic importance. Even today, it is still possible to distinguish between the different types of buildings in ruins — solid houses for administration and machinery, light timber constructions for workers.
Village of Tres Puntas
Cemetery of Tres Puntas
► Mine of Buena Esperanza
Cronología de Tres Puntas
Treutler, living in Tres Puntas
Treutler: Salvadora mine
Philippi en Tres Puntas
más Tres Puntas
• Gormarz (1874): Estadística de la minas del Departamento de Copiapó 1869 a 1873, Provincia de Atacama. - Imprenta El Copiapino
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