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)

Most Incredible Open-Pit Mines: Escondida Mine, Chile (source: wiki)

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 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,

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The Escondida mine, opened in 1990 at feet in northern Chile’s Atacama desert, currently produces more copper than any other mine in the world

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Most Incredible Open-Pit Mines: Escondida Mine, Chile (source: wiki)

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The BHP Billiton Escondida copper mine


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