Mina Corihuarmi

Mina Corihuarmi

Mina Corihuarmi is an open-pit gold mine at an elevation of 4.883m (16,020ft) above the sea level, located in Junín, a region in the central highlands and westernmost Peruvian Amazon.

The road to the summit is a mine trail climbing up to Mina Corihuarmi, a gold mine. The road is gravel. 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. The surface isn’t great and there are some really steep sections. Located in the Andes Mountains of central 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. Expect harsh weather, extreme solar radiation and very high winds all together mixed with low temperatures.
Pic: http://www.miningpress.com/nota/311219/minera-irl-descubre-mas-oro-en-corihuarmi

 

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