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Eldorado 2001
The New World Au & FeOx Cu-Au of South America
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Mantoverde panarama
The Mantoverde copper mine, northern Chile in 2001. Upper Image: - a panoramic view from the edge of the pit (right) to the leach pads (left).
Lower Images:Chief geologist Richard Zamora (left) gave a brilliant overview in the office and at the core shed before taking the group into the pit to explain the geology and show the ore occurrence and textures in detail.

After a 7:00 am departure from Bahia Englesa the group was at Manto Verde by 8:00 am for the visit, as described above, which lasted until mid-afternoon.

Photographs by Mike Porter

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