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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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  • My visit is for work. So I will not explain nothing; just say that if someone visit for tourism reason serves the purpose
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  • It is the wold's biggest open pit copper mine, fully state owned. It is impressive by its size: 3x5 km wide and long, and 1 km deep. On the other hand it is sad to see what a big wound we are capable ...  more »
  • This is a free tour, you must book in advance the quotas you want in person or via mail. Do you delivery of safety equipment and take you on a bus to the world's largest open-pit mine. the magnitude of this is impressive and the size of the trucks that work there, from a viewpoint you can see mine and how they work the operators, then take you to the people who to this day remains uninhabitable, but very picturesque. You can browse and shoot anything you want. Highly recommended. At the end of the tour on a voluntary basis, you can contribute money to chuquiayuda.
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