Gunpowder and Coca leaves......
Trip Start Dec 05, 2004
40Trip End May 04, 2005
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We bought our gifts of coca leaves, gunpowder, cigs and detonaters for the miners and made our way down after togging ourselves up in the appropriate gear! The conditions in the mines were grim and there was at least one fatality per month amongst the miners which seemed to be acceptable!! We went down four levels at which point the temperature was rising steeply and the air was acrid with sulphur fumes... how they coped at lower levels is a mystery!