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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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