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Chuquicatama Copper Mine, Chile in 1985 and 2023

Chuquicatama Copper Mine, Chile in 1985 and 2023


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Chuquicatama Copper Mine, Chile in 1985 and 2023

Color satellite image of Chuquicatama copper mine in Chile in 1985 and 2023. Chuquicamata, also called Chuqui is the largest open pit copper mine in terms of excavated volume in the world

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Media ID 37178548

Aerial View Chile Copper Environment Mining South America Mining Industry Open Pit Mine Satellite View


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This stunning print captures the incredible transformation of the Chuquicatama Copper Mine in Chile from 1985 to 2023. The color satellite image showcases the vast open pit mine, known as Chuqui, which is the largest of its kind in terms of excavated volume worldwide. In the 1985 image, we see a sprawling network of mining operations cutting into the earth, extracting valuable copper ore from deep within the ground. The landscape is marked by terraced walls and machinery working tirelessly to extract this precious resource. Fast forward to 2023, and we witness a dramatic evolution in both scale and technology at Chuquicatama. The once massive open pit has expanded even further, with new areas being excavated to meet growing global demand for copper. Modern equipment and infrastructure now dominate the scene, showcasing advancements in mining techniques over nearly four decades. Despite its industrial nature, there is a certain beauty in these aerial views of Chuqui - a testament to human ingenuity and our ability to harness natural resources on such an immense scale. This print serves as a reminder of both the environmental impact and economic significance of mining industries like this one in South America's rugged terrain.

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