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Mina de Chuquicamata, Calama
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Visit one of the largest copper mines in the world at Mina de Chuquicamata. Take a tour of the abandoned town that sits next to the mine for a better understanding of the local mining industry. You can questions about the refining process and hear interesting facts about the life of an ordinary miner. After touring the town, you can find out how this large open-pit mine operates on a daily basis and discover what the future holds for its workers. Look out for the giant trucks hauling hundreds of tons of copper out of the mine. Add Mina de Chuquicamata and other attractions to your Calama trip itinerary using our Calama tour planner.
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  • I arrived on the bus from San Pedro de Atacama at midday and because I didn't have a reservation, went straight to the mine office - a five minute taxi ride from the terminal. I waited until 1pm in th...  more »
  • definitely should not miss in your cisita to Calam a Tour for open-pit mine mas grande del mundo, posseo an unthinkable mejestuosidad, one feels tiny, is amazing what man can accomplish.
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  • Excursion organized by the Government where they pay at will. Excellent organization. Must make reservation! But you put on waiting list because there are a fixed number of pax/exc impressive mine and the size of the trucks. Interesting visits to the abandoned city and the talk of the guide in what was the library! Safety pin! \\ .
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