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Visiting Chuquicamata

At the Chuquicamata Mine   -   Top left: A blast, on an upper bench, more than 2.5 km further along the Chuquicamata pit. Top right: Alejandro Faunes, Superintendent Geology, details the latest information and ideas on the Chuquicamata orebody during a comprehensive briefing.   Lower: Studying ore and alteration in the pit with Igor Collado (white hat).

After checking out from the Hotel Antofagasta, the group had departed at 6:10 am for the drive to Calama and Chuquicamata, arriving at the mine gate at 9:10 am.

Photographs by Mike Porter

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