Chuquicamata is an old Chilean mining camp, located within the commune of Calama, El Loa province, Antofagasta region. The camp was built next to the Chuquicamata mine, the main copper deposit in the country.

In the 2002 census, the last one carried out prior to the closure of the camp, it had 10,465 inhabitants and an area of u200bu200b4.70 km². As a result of contamination by heavy materials such as arsenic in the environment, it was decided to close the camp on September 1, 2007.[< /span>1]u200b Most of the population was transferred to the city of Calama, a few kilometers to the south.[2]u200b

Currently, the old camp is uninhabited and its access is controlled only for mine workers and tourists who visit the preserved historic center.Read more

Chuquicamata is an old Chilean mining camp, located within the commune of Calama, El Loa province, Antofagasta region. The camp was built next to the Chuquicamata mine, the main copper deposit in the country.

In the 2002 census, the last one carried out prior to the closure of the camp, it had 10,465 inhabitants and an area of u200bu200b4.70 km². As a result of contamination by heavy materials such as arsenic in the environment, it was decided to close the camp on September 1, 2007.[< /span>1]u200b Most of the population was transferred to the city of Calama, a few kilometers to the south.[2]u200b

Currently, the old camp is uninhabited and its access is controlled only for mine workers and tourists who visit the preserved historic center.[3]u200b

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