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. Use our Calama travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Mina de Chuquicamata and other attractions in Calama.
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  • Great tour! Loved going to see the abandoned town of Chuquicamata especially. The tour was well organised and the guide spoke excellent English too.  more »
  • Booked this online - parked at the mine's visitor centre in Calama between Central Sur and Granaderos. Coach took us to the mine itself, lots of info and stats about the mine on the way. Opportunities...  more »
  • Recommended 1000%. One opportunity not to be missed is a visit to these mining facilities.
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