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Mining in the Atacama Region, Chile

Inca de Oro mining district

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Pic 300 Inca de Oro
The village Inca de Oro
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Museum Inca de Oro
Map of the village Inca de Oro

Historical traces of the district
School of Las Guías de California
Planta en ruinas
Maray en el desierto
Tour turístico

Historical texts
Aracena, San Pedro (1884)
San Roman (1894): Inca e Isla

Pic minas de Inca de Oro
Mines of Inca de Oro district
Guías de California (1)
Guías de California (2)
La Cirujana
Sonia Bajo

La Isla - San Pedro
Map La Isla - San Pedro
La Isla (p.1) / (p.2) / (p.3)
San Pedro (p.1) / (p.2) / (p.3) / (p.4)

Map of the district (Guías)
Map of San Pedro - La Isla

Map of 1919

Pic ffcc de Inca de Oro
Railway of the Inca Inca de Oro sector
Railway station of Inca de Oro
Railway station of  San Pedro
Station Cuba

Pic Estadistica Lomas Bayas
Statistics, data

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List of mines

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Location of Inca de Oro

The Inca de Oro mining district is probably the most remarkable and active historical district in recent times. "Inca de Oro "is a symbol of small-scale mining. For centuries, the rich gold veins have been exploited in the southwest of the town, now known as Inca de Oro.
In 1869 the district officially produced almost 304 kilograms of fine gold per year. The most productive mine at this time was Sebastopol with about 63 kg of fine gold per year.
In 1904 with the arrival of the railway line and its extension 1909 to Copiapó the district was left with a great advantage: to be connected by an efficient and fast means of transport. Unfortunately, the global crisis and mining crisis between 1910 and 1940 hit the district hard.
Many mines are currently in production, usually operated by small companies with a few miners.
Mining activities in the sector depend for a significant part on the price of metal, then some years, the years of good price, you can observe strong activities in the mines, in times of low price the district is almost uninhabited.
In the last two years, the tourism potential of the sector has finally been discovered, and more projects will be carried out in the future.

Informative Chart
Place: Inca de Oro Mining District
Diego de Almagro Commune, Atacama Region
Location (Guias California School) UTM: E405.188 / N70.34.718
Height: 1580m - 2200 m
Location: West of the Inca de Oro village.
Road: 100 kms from Copiapó
State: Active by small scale mining, small enterprises; perhaps abandoned, prospecting
Mineralization: Au (gold) in veins; some Au-Cu mines

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Map of the Inca de Oro mining district

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