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Researchers Solve the Mystery of the Atacama 'Alien' Mummy ...

Mar 23, 2018· Found in 2003 in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, it has hardened teeth, 10 ribs instead of 12, big eye sockets and an elongated, pointy skull. ... an abandoned nitrate mining town …

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Sodium-nitrate mining was once the driving force of communities in this South American country. ... Ghost towns of America and beyond. 5 / 27. ... this classic Old West ghost town was a product of ...

Abandoned mining site in Chile becomes a world heritage ...

Apr 22, 2016· The GHOST TOWN declared a world heritage site: Inside the spooky mining settlement which has been abandoned for more than 50 years in Chile. Humberstone and Santa Laura Works in Chile …

Humberstone - A ghost town in Chilean desert

But Humberstone was not anything like that. The reason it was abandoned was something less sinister than a deadly extra terrestrial virus.For awhile it was a prosperous town of 3500 that thrived on nitrate mining for fertilizer. These people had a town complete with a …

Chile – Humberstone and Santa Laura Ghost Towns in Atacama ...

The discovery of nitrate fertilizer in the 19th century brought economic wealth to Chile. The Atacama Desert numbered 170 nitrate mining towns, yearly producing three million tons of saltpetre. However, after synthetic fertilizer had been invented, Chile's nitrate industry collapsed. All that remain are ghost towns, among which Humberstone and Santa Laura, near Iquique.

Humberstone Ghost Town, Atacama Desert, Chile Editorial ...

Aerial view of former workers' houses in Humberstone, a former nitrate mining and processing town in the Atacama desert. Like nearby Santa Laura, the town's fortunes declined along with global demand for the product, and it was finally abandoned in 1960.

Ghost Towns of Chile — Google Sightseeing

Ghost Towns of Chile. Thursday, 23rd October 2014 by Kyle Kusch. In a country as large and historically rich as Chile, it's no surprise that ghost towns abound throughout the country. Now with full Street View coverage throughout Chile, it's time to take a peek at some of these fascinating lost communities.

From boom to dust: Eerie pictures show northern Chile's ...

Oct 29, 2012· From boom to dust: Eerie pictures show northern Chile's once bustling mining communities reduced to rusting ghost towns . Northern Chile had been largest supplier of natural saltpeter - sodium ...

Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works - Wikipedia

Humberstone and Santa Laura are located 48 km east of the city of Iquique in the Atacama Desert in the Tarapacá Region in northern Chile. Other saltpeter works or "nitrate towns" include Chacabuco, Maria Elena, Pedro de Valdivia, Puelma and Aguas Santas among many others. Chacabuco is a special case since it was also used as a concentration ...

GHOSTS OF THE ATACAMA: THE ABANDONMENT OF …

Nitrate Mining in the Tarapacá Region of Chile had invested £1,645,000 ($8,011,1505) in properties valued at £4,675,500 ($22,769,685), and British nitrate companies produced nearly 60% of the

The ghost towns of northern Chile - The Washington Post

Oct 26, 2012· Two towns that were once centers for saltpeter mining stand abandoned. A factory building gathers rust in the abandoned town of Humberstone, Chile. IMAGEBROKER/ALAMY The midday desert sun beat ...

Full text of "Chilean Nitrate Nine and Related Tokens"

The opportune discovery of the value of nitrate as a soil revitalizer changed this course of events, and a world market for nitrate blossomed. Hector Bacque, a Frenchman, is credited with starting in 1826 the first sizeable operation in mining nitrate at La Noria, Tarapaca Province.

Rusting Ruins Inside Chile's Largest Nitrate Ghost Town ...

Aug 28, 2014· Rusting Ruins Inside Chile's Largest Nitrate Ghost Town ... These towns were built around a mining industry that produced a product called Saltpeter (sodium nitrate…

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Grave robbers unearthed this skeleton from another deserted "nitrate camp," this one near the Chilean coastal city of Antofagasta. ... this classic Old West ghost town was a product of the ...

Humberstone: A Chilean ghost town's English past - BBC News

Cast your eye across a map of northern Chile and amid the Spanish and indigenous place names, one name stands out as peculiarly English. Humberstone is a former mining town in the Atacama Desert ...

Atacama Desert - Wikipedia

In the 20th century, the nitrate industry declined and at the same time, the largely male population of the desert became increasingly problematic for the Chilean state. Miners and mining companies came into conflict, and protests spread throughout the region. Abandoned nitrate mining towns

Three Wooden Crosses in an Abandoned Cemetery in the ...

Download this stock image: Three Wooden Crosses in an Abandoned Cemetery in the Atacama Desert, Northern Chile. From the era of nitrate mining - Selective Focus - T5YP1E from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors.

Weird little Atacama skeleton was just a diseased fetus

They may have been caused by the mother's exposure to chemicals from nitrate mining, the researchers said. ... ago in an abandoned town in the Atacama Desert in Chile. ... 40 years old and well ...

Atacama Desert - Wikipedia

The Atacama Desert is commonly known as the driest nonpolar place in the world, especially the surroundings of the abandoned Yungay town (in Antofagasta Region, Chile). The average rainfall is about 15 mm (0.6 in) per year, although some locations, such as Arica and Iquique, receive 1 to 3 mm (0.04 to 0.12 in) in a year. Moreover, some weather stations in the Atacama have never received rain.

Chile: Nitrate Ghost Towns | ...en Perú - Travel Culture ...

Perhaps the highlight of our trip to Chile, other than just being in Chiloé, was visiting the abandoned ghost towns of the nitrate mining era. Just 30 minutes from Iquique are Humberstone and Santa Laura. Santa Laura The first photos are of Santa Laura.

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One of northern Chile's countless former nitrate mining ghost towns, which, in addition to that fact alone, earns a special place on the dark tourism map because it was used as a concentration camp for political prisoners during the earliest period of the Pinochet military dictatorship from 1973 to …

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This is a drone shot of Chacabuco nitrate mining town in Northern Chile. Founded in 1924, abandoned in 1938 after an invention of synthetic nitrate made this business unprofitable. In 70's Chacabuco became a concentration camp during a reign of the infamous dictator Pinochet and …

A Legacy of Mining Busts Haunts Chile's Lithium Dreams ...

May 25, 2018· Ruins of workers houses at Pampa Lina abandoned mining town, in Chile's north. ... raw lithium from the salt flats to processing plants drive beside old railways that used to carry nitrate to ...

View over processing plant of abandoned nitrate mining ...

Nitrate mining was a major industry in Chile's Atacama Desert from the 1860's until the early 20th century. Humberstone was founded in 1862 and was one of the busiest nitrate towns in the country. Originally named La Palma, it was renamed in 1925 after James Humberstone, its British manger who ...

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Mar 22, 2018· Smaller than a Barbie doll, with an elongated skull and other anomalies, the mummified skeleton known as "Ata" was found in an abandoned mining town in Chile…

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Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works - Wikipedia

Humberstone and Santa Laura are located 48 km east of the city of Iquique in the Atacama Desert in the Tarapacá Region in northern Chile.Other saltpeter works or "nitrate towns" include Chacabuco, Maria Elena, Pedro de Valdivia, Puelma and Aguas Santas among many others.Chacabuco is a special case since it was also used as a concentration camp during Pinochet's regime, and remains surrounded ...

What Are Some Natural Sources of Potassium Nitrate ...

Apr 24, 2017· A major source of potassium nitrate was the Atacama Desert in Chile—"the driest place on Earth," according to National Geographic. More than 170 mining towns were in full operation up until the early 1940s to supply the world with potassium nitrate. Since the invention of synthetic nitrate, however, they have all but shut down.