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Museo Virtual, Chile
W. Griem, 2006 - 2021
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Tierra Amarilla is located some 20 km south of Copiapó. It has been a mining center for many years and preserves a very particular mining style in its streets. A beautiful square, shops, bars and restaurants invite you to relax.
Tierra Amarilla is located about 20 kilometers southeast of Copiapó. It is a city with a long mining history located in the Copiapó River valley near several important copper deposits. The Candelaria Mine, Punta de Cobre and Ojos del Salado Mine are currently to be named.
A stroll through Tierra Amarilla is probably the best way to understand the beginning of the industrialization era in Atacama.
The neo-Gothic church was built in 1904. It is located in the center, in front of the square.
Location: Tierra Amarilla, Atacama Region
Comuna Tierra Amarilla, Province of Copiapo
Location (UTM): E374944 / N69.59.624
Aerial distance to Copiapó: 14,3 km
Distance from Copiapó road: 15,7 km
13,507 inhabitants (2012) according to INE
Museum open air Mina Transito
The main axis of Tierra Amarilla is the road that reaches the valley of the Copiapó River. Close to the church and the square you can find shops, stores, petrol station, bars and restaurants. The mining history of the small town is strongly visible throughout the downtown area. The urban development was clearly oriented along the axis of the road into the valley.
Intro valle Río Copiapó
Copiapó (Km 0,0)
►Tierra Amarilla (km 15,7)
Nantoco (Km 22,2)
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)
Pastos Grandes (Km 137,1)
Qda. Pircas Coloradas (146,1)
Port. Cachitos (Km 167,1)
Río Turbio (Km 194,5)
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