Bolivar Mine

Mina Bolivar is a mine at an elevation of 5.161m (16,932ft) above the sea level, located in Sur Lípez (or Sud Lípez) province in the Potosí Department in southwestern Bolivia. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Mina Bolivar
Mina Bolivar

The road to the summit is a mine trail climbing up to Mina Bolivar, an underground lead, silver, tin, and zinc mine. The road is gravel. Located in the Andes Mountains of Peru, the climb is simply terrible, with a notorius lack of oxygen that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. Most people feel altitude sickness at around 2,500-2,800 meters. Near the summit, oxygen is in short supply. Located in the San Pablo de Lipez town, expect harsh weather, extreme solar radiation and very high winds all together mixed with low temperatures. Due its unique location and the climb in elevation over thousands of feet, and passing through remote areas, it is important when driving in these conditions to be prepared. Don’t forget water, food, extra fuel, a warm jacket, a good GPS and maps. It’s one of the world’s 10 highest mines.


Around the area there are some other mines:

At 5.161m (16,932ft) above the sea level (-21.744405, -66.452191)


At 4.931m (16,177ft) above the sea level (-21.725667, -66.510961)


At 5.017m (16,459ft) above the sea level (-21.652135, -66.505205)


At 4.983m (16,348ft) above the sea level (-21.669137, -66.504073)