chuquicamata copper mine in chile. the satellite images allow us to marvel at the human capacity for destruction and creation. that pock mark in the bottom-right corner is chuquicamata the world
part 7. a tour of chile and bolivia begins at cape horn. palin then visits chiloe island; santiago; the copper mines of chuquicamata; and the atacama desert. the copper mines of chuquicamata
chuquicamata (/ tʃ uː k iː k ə ˈ m ɑː t ə / choo-kee-kə-mah-tə) or "chuqui" as it is more familiarly known is by excavated volume the largest open pit copper mine in the world located in the north of chile just outside calama at 2850 m (9350 ft) above sea level 215 km (134 mi) northeast of antofagasta and 1240 km (770 mi) north of the capital santiago.
chuquicamata one of the largest open pit copper mines and the second deepest open-pit mine in the world is located 1650km north of santiago chile. the mine popularly known as chuqui has been operating since 1910. the century-old copper mine is owned and operated by codelco and forms part of
chuquicamata mining and smelting centre northern chile. it lies near calama at 9350 feet (2850 metres) above sea level and is the largest open-pit mine in the world. large-scale operations started in 1915. tapping one of the world’s largest-known copper deposits it produces more than
twitter facebook pablo etchevers pablo etchevers (2) jorge gonzález (1). chuquicamata is the largest copper mine in the world to which chile owes its prosperous economy and the acknowledgement this natural metal has earned the country all round the world.
type of mine: copper gold. location: chile. built: 1882. when speaking about volume there is none larger than the chuquicamata (chuqui) mine in northern chile.