Photographer's Note

Chuquicamata, in the Atacama desert, Chile.
The Atacama desert is one of the dryiest and inhospitable places in the world, but it also contain the biggest and purest copper accumulation in the world.
This open air mine is the biggest in the world : the mine is 850meters deep !
The trucks you see are quite huge (there is a normal car on the picture, can you find it ?), and it is therefore difficult to understand the true scale of this mine.

A city has grown nearby, and it was visited 50 years ago by Che Guevara during his "viajar a motocycleta".

Very few tourists stop to visit the mine, they go directly to San Pedro. But this experience is unique.

mortijo, leo1, bertolucci, amstel, ppmiranda ha contrassegnato questa nota come utile

Photo Information
Viewed: 5492
Points: 6
Additional Photos by Olivier Stocchi (quelquepart) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 5 N: 92] (810)
View More Pictures