Saturday, January 10, 2009

Chile - Andacollo mine

After flying back to Santiago, we drove to the religously significant town of Andacollo, also the site of one of the largest copper mines in the world, which is where the shoot was.  Very unique landscapes and cactus and trees along the way there; very different from the Sonoran Desert here in Arizona.  Too bad I only got to see it from the back seat of a speeding pickup truck!

Here are some of the scenes at the Andacollo open-pit copper mine:
New construction at the mine

heavy-duty construction of the new plant.

These dump trucks are the biggest in the world.  Kind of
scary to be around.

My lighting setup behind the garbage cans; each color
is different recyclable, they are serious at Amec!

Final shot for the annual report.
Another hot and dusty, but very interesting day.  The people I met were fantastic as usual!

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