Iquique - Chile

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

Iquique, Chile

Iquique, Chile

Lobos en el Puerto. Iquique. Chile.

Iquique, Chile

Iquique, Chile

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

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

Oficina Salitrera Humberstone

Oficina Salitrera Humberstone

Route 5 - between Arica and Iquique

Route 5 - between Arica and Iquique

Iquique, Chile

Iquique, Chile

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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