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Chuquicamata mine, Chile

Chuquicamata mine, Chile

The Atacama Desert in the north of the country contains major reserves of copper, gold, silver and industrial metals, it is the heart of Chile's mining industry. Chile's copper mines provide over 30% of the world's mine production of recoverable copper, according to to statisctics of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
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Casa Grande Copper Mine, AZ

Casa Grande Copper Mine, AZ

An abandoned Arizona copper mine in hi-res. Sadly, I can't find very much information on it.
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Palabora copper mine

Palabora copper mine

The largest man-made hole in Africa is located 360 kilometres north-east of South African capital, Pretoria. The Palabora copper mine was excavated open-cast for 38 years: the end-result is easily visible from space: the pit now approaches 2000 metres in diameter and 762 metres deep (more than 230 metres beneath sea level).
In 2002 owner Rio Tinto declared the pit's depth meant surface e...
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largest copper mines in China

largest copper mines in China

Te-xing copper mine is in Jiangxi China.It is the largest open pit copper mines in Asia and the largest copper mines in China.
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Queen Mine, Bisbee AZ

Queen Mine, Bisbee AZ

Open pit copper mine in Bisbee, AZ, USA
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Chuquicamata

Chuquicamata

The biggest copper mine in the world
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Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico

Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico

Santa Rita open pit copper mine, Silver City, New Mexico
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Sur Sur mine, Chile

Sur Sur mine, Chile

This is one of the most importants copper mines in the world, representing the 14% of Codelco's total production, employing more than 1,400 workers, and located over the 3500 meters of altitude.
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Chuquicamata

Chuquicamata

Chuquicamata is the biggest copper mine in the world. It is located near to Calama city at north of Chile.
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Old Newgate Prison

Old Newgate Prison

Old Newgate Prison was a Colonial American prison in what is now East Granby, Connecticut. It is now a historic site.

The prison was originally a copper mine, opened in 1705, and is believed to be the first copper mine in America. After mining operations proved unprofitable, the colony of Connecticut converted it to a prison, like its London namesake Newgate Prison. The first pri...
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Riotinto mine

Riotinto mine

This is the second biggest opensky mine in the world, this mine have been used for two thousand years ago by Romans, and nowadays it's used by the NASA because the terrain is such as Mars, the dam you can see at the north of the mine are contamined waters.
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A scallop shell in the Chilean desert

A scallop shell in the Chilean desert

.. Or, at least, looks like it.
Here is the waste dumps "mountain" of the chuquicamata open pit copper mine. north of Chile. Its diameter is about 1600 meters!
... Would it be because the Santiago (name of the capital of the country) emblem is a scallop shell?
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