Santa Adela, Chile, South America
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Man must rise above Earth to the top of the atmosphere and beyond, for only then will he fully understand the world in which he lives" – Socrates (469-399 BC).
Massive haul trucks remove copper from Chuquicamata, the largest open-pit copper mine in the world. Located in the Antofagasta Region of Chile, the 850 meter (2,790 ft) deep site has enabled the extraction of more than 29 million tonnes of copper.