Just found this photo on Facebook today and felt I needed to share it! This is a mining city located in the Andes in central Peru. The mine produces lead, zinc and sliver; copper used to be mined as well, but it has been depleted. This is not a post about the reasons why or why we shouldn’t mine, or an opinion about the environment, etc. I merely posted this because it shows the crazy things that go on in Peru sometimes. How many countries would let its cities build that close to a mine? This is horrible, I just hope the sides of the excavation are stable!