Iquique - Chile

quique is a port city and commune in northern Chile, capital of both the Iquique Province and Tarapacá Region.
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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

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

Iquique, Chile

Lobos en el Puerto. Iquique. Chile.

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

Humberstone, Iquique, Chile. Ciudad salitrera abandonada tras la caída de las mineras salitreras.

Route 5 - between Arica and Iquique

Route 5 - between Arica and Iquique

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

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