Potosi, Bolivia, source of silver of the Spanish Empire
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 29 June 2022 at 14:27:31 UTC
Keyword(s): Land, natural resources, silver mines, UNESCO World Heritage site, Bolivia, Andes, mountain range,
Cerro Rico, produced an estimated 60% of all silver mined in the world during the second half of the 16th century, when the ore contained up to 40% silver. It was the location of the Spanish colonial silver mint.
A considerable amount of the city's colonial architecture has been preserved in the historic center of the city, which are part of a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.