The largest underground mine in the world
Now these functions are made by 350-ton trucks and a crusher 15 m high.
The owner of this mine is the state-owned company Codelco, which in turn is the largest copper producer in the world.
This mine at the foot of the Andes is about 2000 meters high and its galleries descend 400 meters towards The bowels of the Earth.
«El Teniente» resembles an authentic Gruyere cheese with galleries that add up to 4,500 kilometers and still remains in continuous expansion and has a guaranteed life of 50 years.
This superlative mine, curiously It needs only 500 operators as it is remotely managed from an operations center 20 kilometers from it.