Mina de Chuquicamata, Calama

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Visit one of the largest copper mines in the world at Mina de Chuquicamata. Take a tour of the abandoned town that sits next to the mine for a better understanding of the local mining industry. You can questions about the refining process and hear interesting facts about the life of an ordinary miner. After touring the town, you can find out how this large open-pit mine operates on a daily basis and discover what the future holds for its workers. Look out for the giant trucks hauling hundreds of tons of copper out of the mine. Use our Calama travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Mina de Chuquicamata and other attractions in Calama.
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  • To our disappointment, the mine visits no take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. The email visitas@codelco.cl is no longer monitored.  more »
  • We booked this in November 2019 and turned up having planned our schedule around visiting the mine, only to be told that the tour was not taking place due to ‘operational problems’. This also...  more »
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