Thursday, July 23, 2009

Trip to the Sewell mining town and the copper mine

Thursday a few of us went to the copper mine tour and to the old abandoned mining town of Sewell. The trip had a great start as we began driving up into the Andes mountains and eventually started to see the copper mine that was located deep in the mountains. It was amazing to see the copper mine and the infrastructure which was built and placed in such an inaccessable place in the world. All of the roads were carved right into the sides of the mountains with the sole purpose of accessing this huge copper mine.

The day began with a nice tour of the old mining town of Sewell and ended with a trip into the actual working copper mine. The entire trip gave me a deeper respect to the world's use of copper and how humans have gone to great lengths to providethe world's growing need for raw materials.

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