Escondida, Chile – Escondida is a copper mine in the Atacama Desert in Antofagasta Region, Chile. It actually consists of two open pit mines. Construction began in 1990, and it now yields over 1 million tonnes of copper a year (and a record of 1.48 tons in 2007)

Escondida, Chile – Escondida is a copper mine in the Atacama Desert in Antofagasta Region, Chile. It actually consists of two open pit mines. Construction began in 1990, and it now yields over 1 million tonnes of copper a year (and a record of 1.48 tons in 2007)

Cicatrices de la Tierra 4. Escondida, Chile- 1.48 million toneladas de cobre con un valor de US$ 10.12 billion cada año!

Cicatrices de la Tierra 4. Escondida, Chile- 1.48 million toneladas de cobre con un valor de US$ 10.12 billion cada año!

The La Escondida Mine, an open-pit mine in northern Chile, produces the most copper of any mine in the world — some 360 million metric tons per year. Its impact on the Atacama Desert environment can be seen by comparing the 1975 image, taken before mining began, with the 2008 picture. via NASA

The La Escondida Mine, an open-pit mine in northern Chile, produces the most copper of any mine in the world — some 360 million metric tons per year. Its impact on the Atacama Desert environment can be seen by comparing the 1975 image, taken before mining began, with the 2008 picture. via NASA

BHP Billiton aproves $2.6bn for the expansion of facilities at the Escondida copper mine in Chile, while Peabody Energy plans to expand the Wilpinjong coal mine in Australia. Mining-technology.com wraps the headlines from August 2013.

BHP Billiton aproves $2.6bn for the expansion of facilities at the Escondida copper mine in Chile, while Peabody Energy plans to expand the Wilpinjong coal mine in Australia. Mining-technology.com wraps the headlines from August 2013.

The copper-gold deposits at Reko Diq are believed to be even bigger than those of Sarcheshmeh in Iran and Escondida in Chile’. It worths US $260 billion.

The copper-gold deposits at Reko Diq are believed to be even bigger than those of Sarcheshmeh in Iran and Escondida in Chile’. It worths US $260 billion.

A blast at the Escondida Mine, Chile

A blast at the Escondida Mine, Chile

Escondida Mine, Chile | Opened in 1990 at 10,000 feet in northern Chile’s Atacama desert, this mine currently produces more copper than any other mine in the world,

Huge Holes in the Earth: Open-Pit Mines Seen From Space

Escondida Mine, Chile | Opened in 1990 at 10,000 feet in northern Chile’s Atacama desert, this mine currently produces more copper than any other mine in the world,

Minera Antucoya project in Chile

Antofagasta halts Chilean project as cost pressures rise

Escondida mine is the world’s largest copper producer located in Northern Chile

Escondida mine is the world’s largest copper producer located in Northern Chile


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