Cerro Rico (also called Cerro de Potosí, Quechua Sumaq Urqu) is a mountain in the Andes near the Bolivian city of Potosí.
Cerro Rico was famous for providing vast quantities of silver for Spain during the period of the New World Spanish Empire.
The mountain, which is popularly conceived of as being "made of" silver ore, caused the city of Potosí to become one of the largest cities in the New World.
After 1800, the silver mines were depleted, making tin the main product.
The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Cerro Rico in Bolivia.