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The Great Tin Crash: Bolivia and the World Tin Market on JSTOR

Bolivia''s tin miners are facing the gravest moment yet in the history of the mining communities. Long-term crisis in the mines combined with the collapse of the world tin market threatens the very future of tin in Bolivia. At stake too, is the future of the most combative workers in Bolivia and, some argue, in Latin America as a whole.

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Mining for Change in Bolivia

 · Mining for Change in Bolivia. In the time of revolution the miner must go on working or the revolution must stop, for revolution as much as reaction needs coal. -George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier (p.33). In May of 1940, a small copper mining town in rural Bolivia called Corocoro was sinking. The 1930s had been a tumultuous decade for the ...

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Principal metals and industrial minerals include zinc, lead, tin, gold, silver, copper, tungsten, sulfur, potassium, borax, and semi-precious stones. Mining accounted for approximately 28 percent of Bolivia''s exports or $2.2 billion in 2017. Bolivia began opening the mining …

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Coronavirus Cuts Bolivian Tin Production

SEATTLE (ITRI .UK): The latest statistical data released by the Bolivian government has indicated the severe impact of the coronavirus on tin mining and smelting in the country during the first quarter of 2020. Mining in the country is conducted by the two mines owned by the state mining organisation COMIBOL, as well as smaller mines and cooperatives.

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Amazon : The Economics of Tin Mining in Bolivia ...

Amazon : The Economics of Tin Mining in Bolivia (9780821305140): Ayub, Mahmood Ali, Hashimoto, Hideo: Books

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Tin Mines In Bolivia | The Diggings™

Tin Mines In Bolivia Total Prospects Occurrences Plants Producers Cochabamba 18 - - - 18 El Beni 1 - - - 1 La Paz 220 1 10 6 203 Oruro 72 1 2 10 59 Pando 2 - - 1 1 Potosi 138 2 11 3 122 Santa Cruz 11 - …

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Outotec tin smelter in Bolivia

 · New Outotec tin smelter in Bolivia. In 2008 Outotec signed a contract with Empresa Metalurgica Vinto (EMV) to supply Outotec Ausmelt top submerged lance (TSL) technology and equipment for a plant with the capacity to process 30,000 tonnes a year of tin concentrates. The new smelter was constructed alongside the existing tin plant in Oruro ...

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Bolivia Government Revokes Glencore''s Lease for Tin Mine ...

 · Bolivia''s government took over Glencore International Plc''s Colquiri tin and zinc mine to boost its control over the mining industry.

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Minerals of Bolivia – South America to the World

 · There is room for more large-scale mining in Bolivia, but very few companies are willing to risk the unstable government policies, which includes excessively high taxation. The Bolivian tin belt follows the grain of the Andes as it wraps around from northern Chile/Argentina and deflects into the regional northwest trend of Peru.

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Coltan, Tungsten, & Tin

Tin may be mined with child labor in Bolivia. Children generally mine tin in Bolivia in artisanal mines or mines abandoned by commercial mining companies. [13] Children, known as "jucus," are engaged in pushing carts, drilling, and extracting and cleaning ore.

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Since the colonial period, tin had been mined in the Potosí region; nonetheless, Bolivia historically lacked the transportation system necessary to ship large quantities of tin to European markets. The extension of the rail link to Oruro in the 1890s, however, made tin mining a highly profitable business.

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The impact of mining in Bolivia -

 · There is gold and silver in the ground, and also antimony, tin, zinc, copper, bismuth and lead. The rock formations under the Bolivian town of Oruro, at the heart of the Andes Cordillera, harbour ...

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''Juku'' Mineral Thieves Pilfering Bolivia State-Owned ...

 · Known locally as "jukus," mineral thieves in Bolivia rely on "coyotes," or recruiters, to form bands of 20 to 30 people to steal tin from the Huanuni tin mine operated by the state-owned Bolivian Mining Corporation (Corporación Minera de Bolivia — COMIBOL) in the southern cities of Oruro and Potosí, El Deber reported.

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The Radical Anti-imperialist Consciousness of Bolivian Tin ...

 · The appearance of anti-imperialist politics in Bolivia coincides with the economic transformation wrought by the industrialization of tin mining in the early 1900s, a process which also entailed a transition in forms of worker organization, from artisanal guilds that had adopted elements of anarchist philosophy, to rank-and-file unions of ...

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Vertical farming: tin mining and agro-mineros in Bolivia ...

(2020). Vertical farming: tin mining and agro-mineros in Bolivia. The Journal of Peasant Studies: Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 820-840.

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We eat the mines and the mines eat us : dependency and ...

Tin mines and mining > Bolivia. Tin miners > Labor unions > Bolivia. Bolivia > Social life and customs. Bibliographic information. Reprint/reissue date 1993 Original date 1979 Note Originally published: 1979. ISBN 0231080506 (alk. paper) 0231080514 (pbk.) ...

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The economics of tin mining in Bolivia

The economics of tin mining in Bolivia. The economics of tin mining in Bolivia Toggle navigation. Who We Are. Leadership, organization, and history. With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable ...

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THE ECONOMIC HISTORY AND ECONOMY OF BOLIVIA

From the rise of tin mining until 1952 Bolivia was dominated by the tin oligarchy, nicknamed la Rosca, literally a small, hard kernel but sometimes translated as The Screw. In that year miners and peasants combined with middleclass elements to overthrow the government dominated by the tin …

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BOLIVIA STRUGGLES WITH ITS TIN MINES

 · Government efforts to curtail tin mining, for which Bolivia made its mark on the world in pre-cocaine days, have set off a dispute that goes to the roots of the country''s political and economic life.

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The economics of tin mining in Bolivia (Book, 1985 ...

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Ayub, Mahmood Ali, 1948-Economics of tin mining in Bolivia. Washington, D.C., U.S.A. : World Bank, ©1985

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Bolivia - Bolivia - Increase in tin mining: The Liberal victory was also closely associated with a basic shift in the Altiplano mining economy. As the world silver market began to decline in the 1880s and early ''90s, mining operations began shifting to tin, which is found in association with silver, because tin was suddenly in demand by all the major industrialized countries.

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Coronavirus cuts Bolivian tin production

 · The latest statistical data released by the Bolivian government has indicated the severe impact of the coronavirus on tin mining and smelting in the country during the first quarter of 2020.. Mining in the country is conducted by the two mines owned by the state mining organisation COMIBOL, as well as smaller mines and cooperatives.The state-owned Huanuni and Colquiri mines produced …

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Tin mining in Bolivia: The Documentary on Vimeo

Tin mining in Bolivia: The Documentary. from Tropofilms Plus . 8 years ago. Through the testimony of several inhabitants of the Huanuni basin (Bolivia), the documentary exposes the harsh situation lived in the area because of tin mining: water contamination, livestock damages, social conflicts among families, etc. It also explains the ...

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Bolivian Trade Union Leader Orlando Gutiérrez Gave His ...

 · The Bolivian intellectual and Communist Party founder Sergio Almaraz once said that in Bolivia "the twentieth century arrived on the shoulders of tin mining." The Bolivian labor movement — dominated by the miners — has historically been among the most powerful and tightly organized in …

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About tin mining

Growth output in other tin-producing countries, particularly in Bolivia and also in Indonesia, Thailand and China, contributed to a secular decline in Malaya''s share of world output. Although still substantial, by 1930 its share had fallen to 37 per cent compared to over 50 per cent at the turn of the century.

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Bolivia: Mining, Minerals and Fuel Resources

 · In 2018, Bolivia produced 6,200 tonnes of tin at the Huanuni tin mine, which is the lowest output from the mine for a decade. It is hoped that the new tin processing plant at Lucianita, which will replace the aging Santa Elena processing plant, will help to overcome the problems with production.

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Bolivia

Principal metals and industrial minerals include zinc, lead, tin, gold, silver, copper, tungsten, sulfur, potassium, borax, and semi-precious stones. Mining accounted for approximately 28 percent of Bolivia''s exports or $2.2 billion in 2017. Bolivia began opening the mining …

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Bolivia: The impact of a mine on a community''s women ...

 · These days, things are booming in the mining town of Huanuni, Bolivia. Tin prices are at nearly $10 a pound, compared to $2 in the eighties. The tin extracted from the mine is processed in local foundries, and then sent by boat to Asia, where it ends up in cell phones, laptops, iPods and other electrical goods. Miners are earning unprecedented salaries, which has spawned a tin rush that has ...

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The Emergence of the Tin Industry in Bolivia | Journal of ...

, '' The Tin Mines of Bolivia '', Transactions, Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, 7 (1899). It should be noted that the rate for llamas is considerably lower than that prevailing in …

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Bolivian tin mining tycoon and former diplomat Antenor ...

 · NEW YORK -- Bolivian tin mining tycoon and former diplomat Antenor Patino died Tuesday at New York Hospital. He was 85. A spokesman for the Bolivian Consulate said Patino''s remains would be flown ...

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Glencore Protests as Bolivia Takes Over Tin and Zinc Mine ...

 · The Economy; Emerging Markets; Glencore Protests as Bolivia Takes Over Tin and Zinc Mine ''The action taken by the government of Bolivia will pose a number of serious questions relating to the government''s future policy towards foreign investment in the mining sector,'' said the mining firm.

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