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quique is a port city and commune in northern Chile, capital of both the Iquique Province and Tarapacá Region.
Humberstone was declared a national monument by the Chilean government in 1970 and became a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2005

From boom to dust: Eerie pictures show northern Chile's once bustling mining communities reduced to rusting ghost towns

Humberstone was declared a national monument by the Chilean government in 1970 and became a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2005

Santa Laura evolved around the saltpeter plants, luring thousands of people to the driest desert on Earth. Now it is a ghost town

From boom to dust: Eerie pictures show northern Chile's once bustling mining communities reduced to rusting ghost towns

Santa Laura evolved around the saltpeter plants, luring thousands of people to the driest desert on Earth. Now it is a ghost town

Rusty machinery, buildings and a narrow-gauge railway, once used to transport the 'white gold' to the coast, remain the only remnants of a golden age in both Santa Laura and Humberstone

From boom to dust: Eerie pictures show northern Chile's once bustling mining communities reduced to rusting ghost towns

Rusty machinery, buildings and a narrow-gauge railway, once used to transport the 'white gold' to the coast, remain the only remnants of a golden age in both Santa Laura and Humberstone

By the 1930s, a synthetic nitrate, developed in Europe, more or less wiped out the bustling industry. Production fell to 10 per cent in Humberstone and by the 1950s it nosedived to just 3 per cent

From boom to dust: Eerie pictures show northern Chile's once bustling mining communities reduced to rusting ghost towns

By the 1930s, a synthetic nitrate, developed in Europe, more or less wiped out the bustling industry. Production fell to 10 per cent in Humberstone and by the 1950s it nosedived to just 3 per cent

An old train stands abandoned on rusty tracks in Humberstone. The town was declared a national monument by the Chilean government in 1970 and became a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2005

From boom to dust: Eerie pictures show northern Chile's once bustling mining communities reduced to rusting ghost towns

An old train stands abandoned on rusty tracks in Humberstone. The town was declared a national monument by the Chilean government in 1970 and became a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2005

Humberstone's 3,700 inhabitants enjoyed watching Mexican films and Spanish operettas in the municipal theatre, now a wreck

From boom to dust: Eerie pictures show northern Chile's once bustling mining communities reduced to rusting ghost towns

Humberstone's 3,700 inhabitants enjoyed watching Mexican films and Spanish operettas in the municipal theatre, now a wreck

An abandoned swimming pool, daubed with graffiti, rusts away in Humberstone

From boom to dust: Eerie pictures show northern Chile's once bustling mining communities reduced to rusting ghost towns

An abandoned swimming pool, daubed with graffiti, rusts away in Humberstone

A mile from Humberstone, Santa Laura, established in 1872, was a smaller mining plant with 450 families during the booming 1920s

From boom to dust: Eerie pictures show northern Chile's once bustling mining communities reduced to rusting ghost towns

A mile from Humberstone, Santa Laura, established in 1872, was a smaller mining plant with 450 families during the booming 1920s

Eerie: Crosses mark out graves in the cemetery of mining town Pisagua in Chile's Atacama desert

From boom to dust: Eerie pictures show northern Chile's once bustling mining communities reduced to rusting ghost towns

Eerie: Crosses mark out graves in the cemetery of mining town Pisagua in Chile's Atacama desert

Ghost town: Established in 1862, Humberstone in northern Chile was the epicentre of saltpeter, or sodium nitrate, mining. But by 1959 its plants and its workforce had gone

From boom to dust: Eerie pictures show northern Chile's once bustling mining communities reduced to rusting ghost towns

Ghost town: Established in 1862, Humberstone in northern Chile was the epicentre of saltpeter, or sodium nitrate, mining. But by 1959 its plants and its workforce had gone

Iquique, Chile

Iquique, Chile

Brava Beach

Brava Beach

Museo Regional - Iquique, Chile

Museo Regional - Iquique, Chile

solar panels

solar panels

Iquique, Chile

Iquique, Chile

Calle Baquedano, Iquique, Chile

Calle Baquedano, Iquique, Chile