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Humberstone | Former saltpetre works
WI_ch368b.jpg Iquique  |  Highway 16ThumbnailsHumberstone  |  Saltpetre mining

This former saltpetre mine (in operation until 1961) has been abandoned and the associated settlement is a ghost town. However, the place has been declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site together with the nearby site of Santa Laura and is open to visitors.

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Sunday 24 September 2006 by Martin Mergili in South America / Chile (3181 visits)