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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  • Throughout the tour was very well Guide and with willingness to its facilities respecting places at work, a very good visit to the largest in the world and their center of leaching pit, very concerned deal with always the E.P.P. and security first, moments for be able to take pictures in each of the places.
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  • Visited long ago. but loved the story about the little truck, that used to shuttle between the mine and the Nitroglycerene hut: The drivers, risking death oin every bump in the road;;;;drove on. Becau...  more »
  • You can see the work of trucks more large occupied in the field of mining as well as see some of the pit more large CHUQUICAMATA CODELCO world
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