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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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  • 4/8/17 Did not receive any email response. Went to Coldeco visit office, and they have a sign up saying all tours cancelled. We talked to a woman there who said she had no information on when the tour...  more »
  • We waited two days for a response to our mail, which never came. Then we decided to try our luck and when we got to Calama (only for the mine) there we were told, that because of a change of offices o...  more »
  • We can't visit, but d plane as showing the grandeur of Chuquicamata, reference in copper and Molybdenum extraction, the largest mine of Chile and one of the largest and most famous open-pit mines in the world. According to the official site is the second deepest in the planet, with 1 km deep, 4.5 km long and 3.5 km wide.
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