Chuquicamata, Chile (pop 18,000) was abandoned in 2007 due to the increasing proximity of waste material from the Chuquicamata copper mine, and health concerns about dust and toxic gasses. 12 years later it remains virtually untouched. Eventually, it will be buried beneath the Atacama Desert.

Chuquicamata, Chile (pop 18,000) was abandoned in 2007 due to the increasing proximity of waste material from the Chuquicamata copper mine, and health concerns about dust and toxic gasses. 12 years later it remains virtually untouched. Eventually, it will be… Continue Reading