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Quebrada Paredones to Maricunga mine

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W. Griem, 2005 - 2021

Quebrada Paredones to Maricunga mine, Atacama desert, Chile

Photo: View of Quebrada Paredones towards the NNE. The road leads to the Maricunga mine. The reddish sediments produce a pleasant colour in the afternoon. You can almost not believe that the sector is located at about 4000 meters high.
The photo was taken from the road that connects La Guardia with the Maricunga gold mine - just from the pass altitude that joins the Quebrada Seca with the Quebrada Paredones. The Maricunga Mine's installations on the horizon / right is seen as a small white dot with a good eye.
Here same sector in winter.
(Kodak3867; W. Griem 2005)

Location: Paredones, between La Guardia and Mina Maricunga.
Next village: Tierra Amarilla (145 km) or Los Loros, next stop: Mina Maricunga (22 km) or La Guardia (39 km)
Petrol: Tierra Amarilla (145 km) or Copiapo (160 km)
Road condition: Good, salted, better SUV or Jeep, Pickup
Worth seeing: Viewpoint Andes, river oases, fauna and flora of the Andes.
UTM: E463.223 / N69.43.466 - Height: 3926 m..

Information Photo: Kodak Camera DX6490
Focal length: 6,3mm (=38/35mm) | Time: 1:180
F: f/8 | Original size: 2304 x 1728 | Date: 2005/02/07/18:30 hrs.

Karte von Paredones in Atacama


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