29.10.15 / Cerro Tololo, Chile

Blog-4I accepted Hèrnan’s invitation to visit him again at his mine today, and while doing so I took this image. He showed me – step-by-step – the process of extracting gold (‘oro’) from the mountain. He is very proud of his work, of being a minero, with which he continues a long family tradition. Already at the age of five, his father took Hèrnan with him to work. You can tell that it is “in his blood”, as he says… Moving fearlessly and cat-like (very, very unlike myself…) through the rocks.


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