Also see Chucicamata One of these two copper mines in the north of Chile is the largest man made hole, the other is the largest open pit mining operation. La Escondida has a convenient location on the Salta (Argentina) to Antofagasta (Chile) Railway Line. The famous Tren a las Nube...
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.
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,...
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.
This Google-Earth photo captured a paraglider taking off from Agua Claras right next to the Marbella beach resort on the Pacific Ocean in Central Chile. Two other gliders are on the ground preparing to take off. I've flown there myself and was quite amazed to find this detail!
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