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Ruinas de Huanchaca

Angamos, Antofagasta, Chile
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Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The ruins are not that old, and are from a silver melting factory of the time Antofagasta was part of Bolivia. The ruins blend quite nicely with the environment, and are well preserved. One can not climb or explore them. At the base there is a museum that host a nice, but rather small, collection of minerals and fossils.There is... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Hunachaca Ruins – ruins are the structural foundations of a Silver Metallurgical processing plant co-owned by Bolivia, Chile and Britain, completed in 1893. At maximum capacity it could process 220,000 pounds of ore per day, producing 44,000 of refined silver per month. Only nine years of operation. High cost of production, low price of silver, flooring of mines. We didn't... More

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