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The History of Mining: The events, technology and people involved in the industry that forged the modern world by Michael Coulson

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12. South America

Before the coming of the Spanish in the Middle Ages the areas that are now known as Latin, Central and South America were populated by a variety of civilisations that, because of the colour of their skin, some speculate may have made their way from Asia (as described in the previous section) many millennia before over the land bridge that existed across the Bering Strait, and then spread out east and south. Others may have taken a sea route from Asia going southeast on the prevailing Pacific currents leading them eventually to the shores of central and southern America.

Today South America is well known for hosting a wide array of metals and minerals, both industrial like copper and precious like gold, but its historic tradition ...

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