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Chañarcillo, Juan Godoy
Chañarcillo with the village "Juan Godoi" (today: Juan Godoy) is probably the best known and also most mythical historic mining district of the Atacama Region.
The old mines of Chañarcillo with the abandoned town of Juan Godoy is located between Vallenar and Copiapó. From Copiapó you take the Panamericana to the south and in some 60 kms you turn east (Km 748 of the Panamericana). A salt road in good condition (13 km) reaches the ruins of Juan Godoy (Chañarcillo).
The ruins and remains of the village "Juan Godoy" show the impressive economic growth of the sector by the silver mines in Chañarcillo. The Chañarcillo mines are closed and there are no tourist routes in the sector. Do not enter the mines under any circumstances - it is very dangerous. The old shafts and galleries do not show any kind of security measures. Besides, it's a dead end maze.
You don't get any kind of "souvenir". It is a place of historical and cultural interest.
The ruins of the ancient village still show the original dimensions of the village.
You can recognize the streets and some building foundations
Ruins of Juan Godoy (originally: Juan Godoi) of Chañarcillo
Location: 60 km south of Copiapo
UTM: 360.484 / 69.22.832 -
Altitude: 882 m
Population: Abandoned, ruins
► Ruins of Juan Godoy
Estación Ffcc Chañarcillo
Mina Dolores 1
Mina San Francisco
Historia de Chañarcillo
Textos sobre Chañarcillo
Illustrationes of Chañarcillo
Descripción de las minas
Geología: Textos históricos
Railroad history of Atacama
History of Atacama
Mining history of Atacama
Beaches and coast of Atacama
The Andes mountains
Rutas de Atacama
Aeródromos en Atacama
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