Copper Mine Chile

Giant trucks, soil deeply excavated, kilometers of tunnels builded in the Andes mountain range are seen in the search for this important metal that maintain the base of Chile’s economy. The cooper extracted from the mines of Chilean state-owned copper miner Codelco still one of the most important commodity for the country. As the same way that mine workers are very important for the labor history of the country.

Road to Chuquicamata copper mine in the North of Chile, 2001.
A worker stands in a tunnel of El Teniente copper mine in the Andes mountain range, South of Chile, 2001.
A man workers in a tunnel of El Teniente copper mine in the Andes mountain range, South of Chile, 2001.
A man workers in a tunnel of El Teniente copper mine in the Andes mountain range, South of Chile, 2001.
A worker drills a rock in a tunnel of El Teniente copper mine in the Andes mountain range, South of Chile, 2001.
Workers walk in a tunnel of El Teniente copper mine in the Andes mountain range, South of Chile, 2001.
Workers take an elevator of El Teniente copper mine in the Andes mountain range, South of Chile, 2001.
Workers take an elevator during the lunch time at the El Teniente copper mine in the Andes mountain range, South of Chile, 2001.
Workers carry their lunch bag in the elevator at the El Teniente copper mine in the Andes mountain range, South of Chile, 2001.
Workers have lunch at the El Teniente copper mine in the Andes mountain range, South of Chile, 2001.
Trucks are seen in the Chuquicamata copper mine North of Chile, 2001.
A man works in a facility of Chuquicamata copper mine North of Chile, 2001.
A worker collects a sample of melted copper in a facility of Chuquicamata copper mine North of Chile, 2001.
Workers operate the machines from the room control in a facility of Chuquicamata copper mine North of Chile, 2001.
A worker stands next to melted copper in a facility of Chuquicamata copper mine North of Chile, 2001.
A worker prepares a tank to separate the pure copper in a facility of Chuquicamata copper mine North of Chile, 2001.
A worker checks the tanks that separates the pure copper in a facility of Chuquicamata copper mine North of Chile, 2001.
A worker gestures as he stands next to a train at the El Teniente copper mine South of Chile, 2001.
Workers take a train at the El Teniente copper mine inside the Andes mountain range, South of Chile, 2001.
A man crosses the street of a city that became a ghost city near Chuquicamata copper mine North of Chile, 2001.