Chile
El Indio

Chile

Chile

The El Indio gold-silver-copper mine is located 4,000 m above sea level high in the Chilean Andes some 480 km north of Santiago and 177 km inland from the coastal city of La Serena. The actual deposit was discovered in 1975 by geologists who were working for St Joe Minerals but, as recently as the 1970s, the site was being mined by local independent miners who hand-selected ore and transported it by mules.