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Inca de Oro (I)

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Inca de Oro from Las Guías, Atacama Region - Chile

Photo: Inca de Oro from Las Guías, Atacama Region - Chile. (W. Griem 2011; Ca50D10439)
View of Inca de Oro to the east. In ancient times, the Inca Trail (Camino de Inca) crossed exactly where the great plain is today located Inca de Oro.
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Photo Information: Camera Canon 50D
Lens: 55-250mm | Focal length: 163mm (=259/35mm) | Shutter speed: 1:1000 | ISO100
F: f/7.1 | Original size: 4752 x 3168 | Date: 2011/10/31/16:37 hrs.

The village Inca de Oro, Atacama desert and mining district - Chile

Photo: Inca de Oro en sunset; Atacama Region - Chile. (W.Griem 2012  Ca50D-6711)
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Photo de Inca de Oro de 1989 (W. Griem 1989)

Information Photo: Camera Canon 50D
Lente: 18-135mm | Focal length: 113mm (=180/35mm) | Shutter speed: 1:80 | ISO100
F: f/13 | Original size: 4752 x 3168 | Date: 2012/11/02/15:42 hrs.

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The village of Inca de Oro is located 100 km northeast of Copiapó. Inca de Oro (in some times it was called "Cuba", interesting is that TREUTLER in his map of 1852/57 uses Inca de Oro) was an important mining center. Located in the wasteland Llano de Varas between Carrera Pinto and Diego de Almagro. Inca de Oro has a long mining history. Especially thanks to the gold sector in the southwest of town. But also the sectors in Qda. Chañaral Alto and Sierra Caballo Muerto were important sources of income.
As already mentioned: The current Inca de Oro was called Cuba, at one time San Pedro de Nolasco and now Inca de Oro. The railway station in many fountains is named San Pedro de Nolasco.
Inca de Oro belongs to the Province of Chañaral, Comuna Diego de Almagro.

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Inca de Oro information:
Province of Chañaral, Commune Diego de Almagro
Population: 900 inhabitants (approx.)
Height: 1570 m
Distance to Santiago: 902 km
Distance to Copiapó: 102 km
UTM: E410.098 / N70.41.472
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The village Inca de Oro
Map of the village - Inca de Oro
Railroad station Inca de Oro
Mining district of Inca de Oro
Near: Route Copiapó - Diego Quebrada, La Finca de Chañaral Alto, Tres Puntas

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