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.
The north of Chile is the vast desert, the most arid of the world. The "Way of the lnca", which cross it, is regularly used for transhumances. By taking this way in the east of Huara, you will be surprised to discover the Atacama giant, 90km far from Iquique, on the side of the Sierra Unida, a 1245m high hill, isolated in the middle of a flat desert, the "Pampa del Tamarugal".
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A little dam built in Chile in 1911, in the middle of the Atacama desert, to provide water and electricity to the nitrate mines sityuated in the near area. Now is abandoned and the power turbines dismantled.
Cerro Paranal, a 2,635 m high mountain in the Atacama desert in northern Chile, famous for hosting the Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the VLT Survey Telescope (VST). It is located 120 km south of Antofagasta and 80 km north of Tal-Tal, 12 km inland. Coordinates 24° 37′ 38″ S 70° 24′ 17″ W.
Ni pena ni miedo, in spanish and written in the sands of the Atacama Desert, Chile, they form what must surely be the world’s largest poem.
The poem is the work of Chilean poet Raúl Zurita, a man who suffered directly at the hands of the military dictatorship that ruled Chile during the 70s and 80s. Zurita said that during Augusto Pinochet’s regime he “began to imagine writing poems in ...
The National Stadium of Chile (Estado Nacional de Chile) is located in the Ñuñoa municipality of Santiago, Chile. Inaugurated on December 3, 1938 it is Chile's national stadium with a capacity of 66,650.
It was the site of the opening, quarterfinals, a semifinal, and final games of the 1962 World Cup. During the Chilean coup of 1973 it was used as a concentration camp holding 40,...
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