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Copper Production in Chile | Made in Germany
Without copper, the economy and modern high-tech industries would come to a stand-still. Copper is used in computers, cell phones, automobiles, and nearly all electrical devices. About one-third of global copper reserves are found in Chile, making the country the world's largest exporter. Copper is a substantial contributor to Chile's economy, and the demand for the metal is on the rise.The copper mine de los Pelambres, some 250 kilometers north of Santiago, is the fifth largest in the world. The mine produces some 300,000 tons of copper each year -- using a state of the art and highly-efficient ore-grinding system from Siemens.
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Chile's Copper Crash: Life after the boom
► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs In 2010 the world celebrated the rescue of 33 Chilean miners. But within months, the copper boom that enriched a generation of miners and made Chile one of the wealthiest countries in Latin America fizzled out. The FT reports on how the country, built on the copper industry, and its miners are struggling to come to terms with the new reality. ► Subscribe to FT.com here: http://bit.ly/2r8RJzM For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes
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SKF - Copper mining at the driest place on earth
SKF provides a variety of products and solutions for the enormous Chuquicamata open pit copper mine in northern Chile. Find out more at http://bit.ly/KYY4nP Related vidoes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHAMfvkh8jw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zvtpta52pfI The Chuquicamata copper mine is run by the largest copper producer in the world - Chilean Codelco. In this enormous copper mine, a 24/7 operation, there is no time for downtime. SKF has pulled ideas and solutions from different platforms to help the plant reduce maintenance cost and increase reliability. Since 1907, SKF has been changing the world through the power of knowledge and engineering. SKF makes everything from lubrication systems to mechatronics and our products & solutions can be found in almost anything that rolls or moves, from space shuttles to skateboards. Visit us at http://www.skf.com. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel or like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/SKFGroup for daily updates.
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Chile's Forgotten Mining Towns
United Nations - United Nations - It’s an almost forgotten story in Chile – the miners who toiled under the desert sun and helped fuel the rise of today’s modern nation. For more than a hundred years, the mines produced saltpeter - a key ingredient for both gunpowder and fertilizer. But these heritage sites – now ghost towns - could be lost forever. 21st Century, Episode #96 Script (Pdf): http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/21stc96chileforgotten.pdf
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Copper mines in Zambia - Straight through Africa
Trade is better than aid for Africa. They say. In a journey through copper thieves and mine barons in the north of Zambia, Bram Vermeulen investigates the truth behind that slogan. From a distance they look like ants, the hundreds of men digging holes in the rubble slopes of an old copper mine in Zambia. They are looking for copper ore in the walls of the enormous pit, without wearing helmets and without reinforcing the walls of their caves. Life-threatening, of course. But they find enough to live on. Is it legal, Bram asks. They laugh about it. No of course not. But the Chinese buyer does not really ask where they get their ore from. You just have to leave when the guards of the mine come. How different is it in a huge copper mine in full operation. Huge machines drive off and on. Sirens sound regularly, followed by explosions. Here, 300,000 tons of stone are moved every day, and the copper ore from it yields a profit of hundreds of millions of dollars a year. But it is a foreign company that raises that money. And if the productivity gets too low after about twenty years, the investors will move on. From the air it is easy to see how far-reaching it all is. The mine takes big chores out of the country and turns huge plains into a kind of lunar landscape. But other changes are also visible. Houses, schools, a golf course. Prosperity, therefore, emphasizes a mine boss. Seven years ago this was still a dull provincial town, and now look! A little further on the big changes are about to begin. There is a giant copper mine here, and for that an area of ​​no less than four hundred square kilometers is expropriated. The new owners promise economic prosperity. Did not a city like Johannesburg also start out as a simple mine? Naturally, people living in the area can not stay. They have worked the land for generations, but they can not show ownership documents. They have not been asked anything. They do get compensation for their houses, chickens and fruit trees, but not for the ground. "Everything under the ground is state property," says a representative of the mining company, "and that is what the state can rent out to us." Residents who do not want to leave are squatters who violate the law from that moment on. Even though they were born and lived there all their lives. Those former residents are moved to neat new houses outside the area. With toilet, and bigger than the previous house, but without land to grow food. Some of them seem satisfied with that. Most do not. 'In Africa, land has sentimental value. You are no one without land, 'says one of them. "So you're destroying these people. They will not pass on anything to the next generation. " Episode 6. Copper fever  For Africa, trade is better than aid, or so they say. On a journey to copper thieves and mine bosses, Bram Vermeulen investigates the truth behind the slogan. Director: Doke Romeijn and Stefanie de Brouwer © VPRO October 2014 On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series. This channel offers some of the best travel series from the Dutch broadcaster VPRO. Our series explore cultures from all over the world. VPRO storytellers have lived abroad for years with an open mind and endless curiosity, allowing them to become one with their new country. Thanks to these qualities, they are the perfect guides to let you experience a place and culture through the eyes of a local. Uncovering the soul of a country, through an intrinsic and honest connection, is what VPRO and its presenters do best. So subscribe to our channel and we will be delighted to share our adventures with you! more information at www.VPRObroadcast.com Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast VPRO Metropolis: https://www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetropolis VPRO Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/VPROdocumentary VPRO World Stories: https://www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories VPRO Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A VPRO VG (world music): https://www.youtube.com/vrijegeluiden VPRO 3voor12 (alternative music): https://www.youtube.com/3voor12 VPRO 3voor12 extra (music stories): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgVYRLGraeL9rGMiM3rBHA www.VPRObroadcast.com English, French and Spanish subtitles by Ericsson and co-funded by the European Union.
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Buried Alive - Chile Mine Rescue
Subscribe to Naked Science - http://goo.gl/wpc2Q1 Every other Wednesday we present a new video, so join us to see the truth laid bare... On 5th August 2010, all 33 of the day shift miners at the San Jose mine in Chile were missing and feared killed when their copper and gold mine collapsed. For 17 days no one knew whether they were alive or dead. Miraculously, after all hope was lost, on the 17th day the specialist drilling rigs looking for signs of life smashed through into the tunnel where the men had been clinging on. All 33 of the men were alive and well. Buried Alive: The Chilean Mine Rescue was given unprecedented access to the drilling rigs, engineers and medics for the definitive story of how this audacious rescue was carried out. The film follows the extraordinary story of the 33 miners, trapped underground for 70 days. Above ground, the film makers had unique access to document the highs and lows of the drilling teams as they pounded their way through almost half a mile of granite. Below ground the programme follows how the miners survived for so long and hears first hand from the doctors and psychologists who were keeping them alive and sane, giving extraordinary insight into the underground hell they had to endure. The rescue of all 33 Chilean miners has been an extraordinary feat of ingenuity and daring. This factual documentary explains in detail the challenges they faced and the technology they used to overcome all odds. Buried Alive: The Chilean Mine Rescue gains unique access to the key players involved to tell the story of the tireless, tough and emotional effort that went on at the San Jose Mine, away from the glare of the news cameras
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The Giant Holes:  Escondida copper mine, Chile #Vendora
Escondida is a copper mine in the Atacama Desert in Antofagasta Region, Chile. The Escondida deposit is one of a cluster of porphyry coppers in an elongated area about 18 km north-south and 3 km east-west and is associated with the 600 km long West Fissure (Falla Oeste) system, which is in turn associated with most of the major Chilean porphyry deposits. A barren, leached cap, in places up to 300 metres thick, overlies a thick zone of high grade secondary supergene mineralisation of the main orebody, largely chalcocite and covellite, which in turn overlies the unaltered primary mineralisation of chalcopyrite, bornite and pyrite
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The Discovery at Escondida, History of BHP (English subtitles)
Employees past and present talk about the discovery at Escondida. Employees include: Kenneth Pickering, Presidente Minera Escondida 1995 - 2000, Francisco Ortiz, Geòlogo Jefe Exploración que descubrió yacimiento Escondida, Ingrid Ciesla, Gerente Relación con Operaciones, Hugo Reales, Superintendent Producción Mina, Juan Avaria (h), Eléctrico and Juan Avaria (p), Instructor de qeuipo de alto tonelaje.
Views: 6272 BHP
Copper Mining Around the World
Mining, smelting, milling, reclamation, and community activities of the Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold company in AZ, NM, Chile, Peru, and Indonesia
Views: 6290 LaszloBencze
Mining and refining Nitrate, 1960's  - Film 15418
Nitrate ore from Chile, nitrate refining, ore mining.
Views: 859 HuntleyFilmArchives
Chilean Mine Rescue Timeline
An animated timeline of the rescue efforts to save 33 trapped miners in Chile. Seth Doane reports.
Views: 597437 CBS
The legacy of copper mining in Arizona
Arizona produces more copper than any other state. This brief history shows how Arizona's copper mining built a state and changed a nation.
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Bingham Canyon Copper Mine
Kennecott Utah Copper Mine at Bingham Canyon (USA) recovering from enormous landslide (10 April 2013)
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Copper Mining and Refining (Redox)
4 min video clip shows how copper is mined. It also shows the reduction process showing copper being reduced out of solution using electricity.
Views: 105131 Bill Grosser
Copper. One more ore processing
KAZ Minerals presents Copper is one of the top seven metals known since the ancient time. Actually, humankind knows over 170 copper-containing minerals. Copper melts at 1,0830C. Copper and zinc alloy is known as brass. Copper and tin give us bronze, and alliance with nickel turns copper into melchior. Copper presents in Olympic medals of two values. Bronze medal contains about 97% of copper, and silver medal – about 7.5%. However, we need our copper mined and processed first.
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Modern Mining - How Eagle Mine produces nickel and copper
This video will take you step-by-step through Eagle's mining process. In addition, the video explains the techniques we use to find nickel and copper. About us: Eagle Mine is a nickel-copper mine located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The underground mine is expected to produce 360 million pounds of nickel, 295 million pounds of copper and small amounts of other metals over its estimated eight year mine life. Eagle Mine is owned and operated by Lundin Mining Corporation.
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Copper Mining and Smelting 1944 Chile
This clip shows the Chuquicamata mine, one of the biggest open pit copper mines in the world, located in the north of Chile. The mine was owned and operated by the Anaconda Copper Mining Company. These mines were mainly self-contained and self-sustaining settlements. They were complete with their own cities to house the workers, their own water and electrical plants, schools, stores, railways, and even in certain cases their own police forces. Production for many years came from the oxidized capping of the orebody which merely required leaching and then electrowinning of the copper, but by 1951 the oxidised reserves were largely exhausted and the company built a mill, flotation plant and smelter to treat the huge reserves of underlying supergene copper sulfides. The electrowinning processes uses electroplating on a large scale for the economical and straightforward purification of non-ferrous metals. A current is passed from an inert anode through a liquid leach solution containing the metal so that the metal is extracted as it is deposited in an electroplating process onto the cathode. This is clipped from the from "United News" Newsreels, compiled 1942 -- 1945 and available on the Internet Archives.
Views: 1897 markdcatlin
How the Chilean Miners Got Trapped Deep Underground - Rescued: The Chilean Mine Story [1/5]
On 5 Aug 2010, copper miners entered the San Jose mine and were trapped 700 metres beneath the Chilean dessert after the mine collapsed. No one knew if they were even alive. DCODE how the Copiapó mining accident happened. #DCODE #ChileanMine #rescue Catch Rescued: The Chilean Mine Story, on 29 July 10:50PM (MY), 11:40PM (SEA) and 10:40 PM (PH) only on Discovery Channel.
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The Social & Economic Impact of Copper Mining: Maria and Jose
Meet Jose and Maria. They live in Antofagasta, one of Chile's largest regions for copper mining. Learn more about the economic impact of copper in Chile in our newest report: https://bit.ly/2smaDBi
Buried Alive : The Chilean Mine Rescue - Classic Documentary Films
Buried Alive : The Chilean Mine Rescue - Classic Documentary Films Chile mining accident may refer to: 1945 El Teniente mining accident, the biggest metallic mining accident in history; 2006 Copiapó mining accident, which resulted in two deaths; 2010 Copiapó mining accident, in which 33 miners were trapped for 69 days ... Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile_mining_accident Click the link below for updates: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0A5aSj4cj7E1s3sLAHDNBQ
Chile revolutionising mining with bacteria biotech
In Chile, biotechnology specialists use bacteria to extract copper from its ore, through a process called bioleaching which is much more environment-friendly than mining.
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Construction underway on Chile copper mine to extend lifespan
Codelco engineers and construction workers work to extend the lifespan of the world's largest underground copper mine, El Teniente, in Chile.
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A Miner Miracle: Five Years After the Chilean Rescue (2015)
Five years after the collapse of the San Jose gold and copper mine that trapped 33 miners for 69 days, CNN correspondent Rosa Flores travels to Chile to speak with three of the miners. She also speaks with the drillers who worked around the clock on their improbable and miraculous rescue. The hour-long CNN Special Report, A Miner Miracle: Five Years After the Chilean Rescue airs Tuesday, August 4, at 9pmET/PT on CNN and via CNNgo. Jorge Galleguillos can’t shake the tragedy from his mind. He was one of the 33 men trapped a half-mile beneath the hard rock of Chile’s Atacama Desert. He remembers praying to live while preparing to die. Finally, a small drill broke through to the men, allowing them to send an astounding message: ‘All 33 of us are alive.’ Their 69 days underground and their triumphant rescue stunned the world who watched it live on television. The men became globe-trotting celebrities with multiple movie and book offers; however, five years later, Galleguillos and most of the miners still live very humble and difficult lives. Many of the men battle demons and have trouble keeping steady work. And no one was ever held accountable for the collapse of the San Jose gold and copper mine. During the CNN Special Report, Flores interviews former Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, whose optimism for their rescue rallied a nation and the world. She also speaks with Jeff Hart, the drilling expert who successfully carved a tunnel through the earth and helped save the 33 courageous men.
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1973 Chilean Coup D'état
1973 Chilean coup d'état Democratically elected in 1970, Chilean President Salvador Allende was pushing forward his “Chilean way to socialism” Land reforms and even free milk for children were being introduced The new Government also attempted to nationalise Chile’s lucrative copper mines which were mostly owned by US firms. The US firms were compensated much more than their book value. But this wasn’t good enough for the US In 2014, a series of declassified US documents revealed how Richard Nixon’s admin was running a campaign to destabilise Allende’s Government One section showed how the US copper companies in Chile had been complaining of increasing tax pressure and their worries about nationalisation. To Chileans, the US firm Anaconda symbolised American dependency. It was considered by most to be a foreign state within a state With a covert action budget assigned, the CIA’s operation was described as a “program to hamstring Allende and play for the breaks” Eventually a military coup in 1973 backed by America paved the way for Augusto Pinochet to take full control within a year. Pinochet launched a wave of brutal purges against remaining opponents In order to burnish the new Junta’s image at home and abroad, the CIA co-produced a “White book of the change of Government in Chile” The book effectively whitewashed the general by blackening the President he overthrew in 1973, Salvador Allende This coup was merely another American counter-revolutionary strategy which has been demonstrated in other parts of the world. Please donate to our channel for bigger and better videos at https://www.gofundme.com/morekjvids Sign up to our website and submit video suggestions: www.kjvids.co.uk Like our Facebook page for exclusive updates: https://www.facebook.com/KJVids Follow us on Instagram for our one minute vids: https://www.instagram.com/kjvids2016 Follow us on Twitter to be informed when we post: https://twitter.com/kjvids2016 We hope you enjoyed and learn't something new from our video. You can help us make more videos by supporting our crowdfunding campaign; Would you like to support our channel? If you enjoyed or learnt something from this video, you may kindly support our crowdfunding campaign on www.fundmyvideo.com/kjvids Fund My Video enables video creators to recover costs for their videos, which are much higher than any revenues they receive for most channels. Most YouTubers make videos as a hobby and spend dozens of hours editing videos for little in return. Your contributions towards this channel will significantly help us create more content with even better quality. Many thanks for your support. For business and other enquiries please email [email protected] Links we want you to check out; KJ Vids Book Store - http://kjvids.co.uk/books Patreon Club - https://www.patreon.com/kjvids Fund My Video Page - https://www.fundmyvideo.com/kjvids
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Copper mining is a woman's world, says Chile pioneer
The explosion in the price of copper has triggered a boom in Chile, the world's biggest producer, with mom-and-pop outfits now joining multinational firms in seeking out untapped resources. Among those entrepreneurs is Isabel Galleguillos, the nations' first female copper mine owner. Duration: 02:00
Views: 1598 AFP news agency
What to do in Chile: Mining Chile - Open Nature
Mining is one of the activities that has marked the history of our country. The rescue of the 33 miners from the San José Mine is one of the most recent events in that history. Get a first-hand look at the drama that was viewed around the world. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Official tourism page of Chile http://chile.travel/en/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chiletravelguide/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chiletravel/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chiletravel ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Discover more: What to do in Chile: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmuv0dU1xtPuH5PlDwOBx1NVIRBuftbzO Where to go in Chile: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmuv0dU1xtPvhRYdhUNC_veHQ7_arCfTV Cities of Chile: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmuv0dU1xtPseSXAOUPqeoumboSfcMUSR Chile Travel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmuv0dU1xtPvJscf8G_OEJneTsV86h1ng
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Caspiche, Exeter's Giant Gold / Copper Porphyry in Chile
Yale Simpson, the Executive Chairman of Exeter Resource Corporation, gives an in-depth multimedia presentation on the Caspiche Gold Silver Porphyry in Chile. Exeter is currently conducting a drilling program and is undertaking two pre-feasibility studies. Mr. Simpson gives you this presentation on the company's activities and recent developments in the style he uses at major mining conferences around the world. To learn more visit: http://www.exeterresource.com http://www.evenkeelmedia.com Sign up for our FREE Newsletter! https://secure.campaigner.com/CSB/Public/Form.aspx?fid=541179/
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Chile Mine Collapse - 2010  | Today In History | 5 Aug 17
On August 5, 2010, thirty-three workers were trapped in a copper mine in northern Chile after a tunnel caved in. (They were rescued after being entombed for 69 days). You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d9e2391cf80ef66a58251a1d056430d0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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(5 Dec 1970) The El Teniente copper mines in Chile which, among other major industries, are to be nationalized by the new Chilean Marxist government of President Salvador Allende. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ea08b83eb9a68528d91cc8fa5a45bd9d Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Undeveloped Copper-Gold Mine in Chile - NGEx Resources
Wojtek Wodzicki, President and CEO of NGEx Resources speaks on their copper-gold project in South America. To see more videos like this one go to www.b-tv.com.
Montana Mosaic 1: When Copper Was King
This 22-minute video explores the profound impact of the copper mining industry on Montana. This video can be viewed as two shorter segments if desired. Segment 1 (10:55) focuses specifically on the Copper King's 1894 Capital Fight between Helena and Anaconda. Segment 2 (11:13) focuses on the tensions between laborers and management in Butte's copper mines in the early 20th century. These tensions paralleled the growth of unions in Butte. This video presents an overarching theme of industrialization during the period from 1892 until World War I-era Montana. http://mhs.mt.gov/Education/MontanaMosaic.aspx
Barrick mine closure done right, El Indio in Chile
El Indio in Chile was one of the most productive mines in the world, producing gold, silver and copper until its closure in 2002. Barrick Gold's groundbreaking investment in the closure of the mine in Chile was considered a landmark in the history of mining in that country and remains an example of reclamation best practice. Barrick voluntarily developed a $55 million mine closure plan with the help of a technical committee consisting of environmental authorities, health officials and community representatives. El Indio's mill and roaster buildings were successfully removed; 21,000 tonnes of material were shipped for recycling; water courses were restored; and affected soil and areas were cleaned, covered and graded.
Los Pelambres Copper Mine
Watch a video of Bechtel's latest project at the Los Pelambres copper mine high in the Chilean Andes. (2008)
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The Best Documentary Ever - HOW IT WORKS: Copper Mining & Smelting ()
This about mining and melting ore into ingots similar to gold or silver. Arizona produces more copper than any other state. This brief history shows how Arizona's copper mining built a state and changed a nation. Smelting copper from copper carbonate.
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DN! Chilean Copper Miners Go On Strike
Chilean Copper Miners Go On Strike In labor news, workers went on strike at Chiles largest copper mine on Monday following a dispute over pay. The mine is run by the state-owned Codelco, the worlds largest copper producer.
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Ore to More (The History of Copper)
This video showcases the importance of copper in our society. It walks the viewer, step-by-step, through the entire refining process. This video was developed for Rio Tinto and has won multiple national awards. Verite is proud of this production and would like to thank everyone involved.
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Sewell, Mining Town in The Andes | The City of Stairs, Chile
Sewell, Mining Town in The Andes | The City of Stairs, Chile The mining town of Sewell is located on the slopes of the Andes on Cerro Negro at an altitude of between 2,000 and 2,500 metres. It is 50 miles south of Santiago and 26 miles up the mountain from Rancagua. First called El Teniente, the town was once an isolated copper mine but is now an uninhabited historical site and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has been recognized as a great cultural and architectural work, a unique mountain community that defied the elements and the difficulties to prosper: the only one like it in Chile. Sewell is known as the "city of stairs", housed miners and employees who worked in what was the world's largest underground mine, El Teniente. Copper deposits were known to exist at el Teniente from the 15th century when raw materials were exported by the Spanish. In 1897 the owner of the mining rights initiated a survey of the copper seams and discovered a huge potential for extracting copper which would require great investment. An approach was made in 1903 to the North American mining engineer William Braden. Braden arrived in Chile in 1904 and began acquiring the property. Together with E W Nash, president of the American Smelting Company and Barton Sewell, the founder and Vice-President they created the Braden Copper Company in 1904. In 1905 they bought the Chilean copper mine. In 1915 the town was re-named Sewell after Barton Sewell the company’s first president. Over the next two years the infrastructure was developed and machinery was imported from the United States. By 1906 the first mill and concentrator had been erected, a lift and electricity generator installed. The installations were cutting edge technology of the day to be used in an extremely remote and hostile environment. Mining was officially authorised to begin in 1905. A narrow gauge railroad line between Sewell and Rancagua was started in 1907 and was in full use by 1911. The operation base and administrative headquarters were located at Rancagua which rapidly developed into a town. A new town was developed at Sewell where the mine was located. Electricity was generated at Coya and the huge buckets of the copper ore snaked down the hill to the smelted works at Caletones. By 1918 the Sewell mining camp housed 14,000 people, but was largely abandoned in the 1970s. The town was built on a terrain too steep for wheeled vehicles around a large central staircase rising from the railway station. Along its route formal squares of irregular shape with ornamental trees and plants constituted the main public spaces or squares of the town. Off the central staircase, paths ran along the contours leading to smaller squares and secondary staircases linking the town’s different levels. The buildings lining the streets are timber, often painted in vivid green, yellow, red and blue. By the early 1960s it had a population of 16,000, men, women and children of many nationalities. Despite all goods having to be brought in by narrow gauge railroad the camp was a complete city in itself. The railroad was also the only way in for the workers and their families. Sewell was known as the city of stairs as there were no roads. The mine became the largest and deepest underground mine in the world, with about nine hundred miles of underground galleries. After the death of Barton Sewell in 1915, the Guggenheim brothers began to open new copper mines in the north of Chile and took control of the Braden Copper Company, by 1916 they owned 95 percent of the company. Despite being prosperous, conditions at the mine were hard and dangerous. In 1945 a major tragedy occurred when a fire in the entrance to the mine caused smoke to enter the galleries below causing the deaths of 355 workers. This led to a government investigation and a national debate on safety legislation and the power wielded by foreign companies. The company responded by developing a large department for industrial safety. By the 1950s Chile had become the second largest copper producer in the world. In 1967 the Chilean government gained a 51% share of the mine and in 1971 the industry was nationalised and the company became a division of the Copper Corporation of Chile. This brought changes and a decision was taken to move the population of Sewell further down the valley, in order to provide better facilities and soon after 1977 it was dismantled. Sewell is the only mountain industrial mining settlement of considerable size of the 20th century to have been built for year-round use. A bridge in the mining town of Sewell, atop the Andes mountains some hundred kilometers south of Santiago, the capital city of Chile. Like us and Join us at Xtreme Collections for more fun and knowledge.
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The Story of Copper - Mt Lyell Mining Company, Queenstown (1963)
This 1963 Tasmanian film details the production of copper from open cut mining operations at the Mt Lyell Mine, including crushing, flotation, smelting and final electrolysis to produce the finest copper. Produced by the Department of Film Production, Tasmania Directed by Brian Merrett Edited by Anthony Gibb Photography by John Wright Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office: Film - The Story of Copper (1963) - (sound and colour) 12 minutes 5 seconds (Reference AB869/1/2556)
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Copper Extraction Experiment
A labbie completes the procedure to demonstrate the techniques and safety aspects associated with the Copper Extraction experiment. Scientific explanation of the process is provided.
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Precious Metals Mining Market in Chile to 2020
To get details at: http://www.reportscue.com/precious-metals-mining-in-chile-to-2020-market The Precious Metals Mining in Chile to 2020 report comprehensively covers the country’s historical and forecast data on gold and silver reserves and production to 2020. The report also includes drivers and restraints affecting the industry, profiles of major precious metals mining companies, information on the major active, exploration and development projects and regulations governing the industry.
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Copper industry experts meet in Chile to solve crisis
Copper Industry executives are meeting in Chile, the world's largest copper producer, to discuss ways to deal with a the steep drop in prices of the mineral. Economies such as Chile's depend heavily on copper, and the sharp fall is impacting the local currency as well as the goverment's outlook for social spending. Lucia Newman reports from Santiago. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website http://www.aljazeera.com/
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(8 Nov 1973) The Chilean economy continues to suffer from massive inflation and now there's even greater emphasis on mining the rich copper deposite high in the Andes. Bodies on the streets may be connected with the coup? You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/20d642cf82264ebd0516b0fb722f675b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Copper Mining and Smelting 1944 Chile
This clip shows the Chuquicamata mine, one of the biggest open pit copper mines in the world, located in the north of Chile. The mine was owned and operated by the Anaconda Copper Mining Company. These mines were mainly self-contained and self-sustaining settlements. They were complete with their own cities to house the workers, their own water and electrical plants, schools, stores, railways, and even in certain cases their own police forces. Production for many years came from the oxidized capping of the orebody which merely required leaching and then electrowinning of the copper, but by 1951 the oxidised reserves were largely exhausted and the company built a mill, flotation plant and smelter to treat the huge reserves of underlying supergene copper sulfides. The electrowinning processes uses electroplating on a large scale for the economical and straightforward purification of non-ferrous metals. A current is passed from an inert anode through a liquid leach solution containin
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Mickey Fulp | I'm Bullish on Gold, Copper & Uranium in 2019
In this episode, Mickey Fulp, aka “The Mercenary Geologist” shares regarding how he approaches resource speculation and investing. He shares why he prefers the USA as a mining jurisdiction over Canada and gives insights into how he personally manages his own mining portfolio. Mickey also provides his thoughts on the vanadium market and his top commodities for 2019. Mickey is a Certified Professional Geologist with a B.Sc. Earth Sciences with honor from the University of Tulsa, and M.Sc. Geology from the University of New Mexico. Mickey has 35 years experience as an exploration geologist and analyst searching for economic deposits of base and precious metals, industrial minerals, coal, uranium, oil and gas, and water in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Mickey worked for junior explorers, major mining companies, private companies, and investors as a consulting economic geologist for over 20 years, specializing in geological mapping, property evaluation, and business development. In addition to his professional credentials and experience, Mickey is high-altitude proficient and is bilingual in English and Spanish. From 2003 to 2006, he made four outcrop ore discoveries in Peru, Nevada, Chile, and British Columbia. Mickey is well-known and highly respected throughout the mining and exploration community for his ongoing work as an analyst, writer, and speaker. 0:05 Introduction 1:35 Why Mickey likes the USA and dislikes Canada as mining jurisdictions 5:25 Mining is a value industry not a growth industry 7:24 Mickey’s take on the recent major gold miner mergers 10:28 How Mickey approaches short-term trading of junior miners 11:35 What Mickey’s personal mining stock portfolio looks like 13:05 How Mickey managed his mining portfolio during the down-cycle of 2011 to 2015 16:03 Mickey’s thoughts on discerning the top and bottom of a commodity cycle 18:18 Thoughts on Vanadium 22:36 Top commodities for 2019 Sign up for our free newsletter and receive interview transcripts, stock profiles and investment ideas: http://eepurl.com/cHxJ39 The content found on MiningStockEducation.com is for informational purposes only and is not to be considered personal legal or investment advice or a recommendation to buy or sell securities or any other product. It is based on opinions, SEC filings, current events, press releases and interviews but is not infallible. It may contain errors and MiningStockEducation.com offers no inferred or explicit warranty as to the accuracy of the information presented. If personal advice is needed, consult a qualified legal, tax or investment professional. Do not base any investment decision on the information contained on MiningStockEducation.com or our videos. We may hold equity positions in some of the companies featured on this site and therefore are biased and hold an obvious conflict of interest. MiningStockEducation.com may provide website addresses or links to websites and we disclaim any responsibility for the content of any such other websites. The information you find on MiningStockEducation.com is to be used at your own risk. By reading MiningStockEducation.com, you agree to hold MiningStockEducation.com, its owner, associates, sponsors, affiliates, and partners harmless and to completely release them from any and all liabilities due to any and all losses, damages, or injuries (financial or otherwise) that may be incurred.
Money Talks: Miner strike at BHP in Chile
Workers in Chile have gone on strike at the world's biggest copper mine. The union representing the miners at BHP Biliton's Escondida facility says it's prepared to strike for up to 60 days. Here's a look at what they're demanding. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7fWeaHhqgM4Ry-RMpM2YYw?sub_confirmation=1 Livestream: http://www.youtube.com/c/trtworld/live Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TRTWorld Twitter: https://twitter.com/TRTWorld Visit our website: http://www.trtworld.com/
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