National Geographic : 1943 Mar
ByFenno Jacobs from Three Lions High in the Andes, Bolivia's Richest Tin Mine Builds an Artificial Mountain by Dumping Waste (Upper Left) War-stimulated Llallagua is booming again. In 1918 it paid a 475 percent dividend. Workers' quarters line the hill toright ofthemill. The mine isanenterprise of Sim6n Patifio, multimillionaire "tin king," who in his youth was a store clerk. In Bolivia, peacetime's third producer, theauthor saw nopure tin; theoreissmelted overseas (page 327). The noncorrosive metal lines rationed food cans; goes into solder, babbitt, and bronze.