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Courtyard of the Mining Museum in Tierra Amarilla Atacama - Chile

Photo: Courtyard of the Mining Museum in Tierra Amarilla.  (W. Griem, 2012; Ca50D9591) - Large Photo

Photo Information:
Camera Canon D50 | Lente: 17-70mm | Focal length: 17mm | Shutter speed: 1:200 | ISO1250
F: f/5 | Original size: 4752 x 3168 | Date: 2012/03/06/12:42 hrs.

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Mining Museum of Tierra Amarilla:
In Tierra Amarilla opened 2011 an excellent Mining Museum. Minerals, documents from the most important mining districts of Atacama, are displayed in a pleasant atmosphere. In the courtyard are rocks, minerals and machines used in the past. The museum is open Monday to Friday (8:00 hrs. - 17:00hrs) and Saturday and Sunday between 9:00 hrs. - 13:00 hrs.
On the Museum's website you can manage visits
Museum website: http://www.mmta.cl/
The historical mansion of the Museum was the administrative building of the old Agustinas Mine. Luckily for an excellent management and restoration the house remained as in the past years.

Mining:
As already mentioned, Tierra Amarilla was or is a mining center. Countless chores in the surrounding hills - mainly copper mines. Here it joins large mining, medium mining, small mining, historical mining that in an impressive way can be recognized in the museum mine "El Transito".

You can still see the immense amounts of slag left by centuries of copper ore processing in the sector that is currently located only meters east of the center. It is important to mention the huge Edwards foundries that for years were a source of employment for the city and the region.
Today these immense amounts of slag produce more than a headache to the authorities - a useless giant location in the center of the city - but it is a silent witness to an early period of industrialization where the labor source had to be near the workers' homes.

Information chart:
Tierra Amarilla Mining Museum
Monday to Friday (8:00 hrs. - 17:00hrs) and
Saturday and Sunday between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.
Museum website: http://www.mmta.cl/

Exposición de maquinas para la minería en Tierra Amararilla (Atacama, Chile)

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Atacama desert and Atacama Region, Chile

Intro valle Río Copiapó
Copiapó (Km 0,0)
Tierra Amarilla (km 15,7)
Nantoco (Km 22,2)
Sector Nantoco
The Copiapó river
   - a Cerro Blanco
Punta Brava (Km 53,7)
Los Loros (Km 62,3)
San Antonio (Km 70,1)
Smelter Inka (Km 74,0)
Aqueduct Amolanas (Km 82,2)
Reservoir Lautaro (Km 84,2)
Iglesia Colorada (Km 110,1)
Río Montosa (Km 115,4)
Junta de Potros (Km 118,9)
La Semilla
Pastos Grandes (Km 137,1)
Qda. Pircas Coloradas (146,1)
Port. Cachitos (Km 167,1)
Río Turbio (Km 194,5)

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Photo: Mining Museum: Exhibition of Minerals inside the historic building. (W. Griem, 2012; Ca50D3823) - Large Photo

Photo Information:
Camera Canon D50 | Lente: 17-70mm | Focal length: 17mm | Shutter speed: 1:125 | ISO2500
F: f/4 | Original size: 4752 x 3168 | Date: 2012/03/06/12:30 hrs.

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