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Humberstone | Historic mining town
WI_ch370.jpg Humberstone  |  Saltpetre miningThumbnailsHumberstone  |  Building in the historic mining town

The former saltpetre mine of Humberstone (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.

Sunday 24 September 2006 by Martin Mergili in South America / Chile (7159 visits)