You are here

Keyword: Chanaral Bay

Hydrology and erosion impacts of mining derived coastal sand dunes, Chanaral Bay, Chile

Publications Posted on: September 26, 2008
Chile has an economy strongly based on the exploitation of its natural resources. Copper mining represents the main export monetary income, employing thousands of people all along the country. The Chilean Copper Corporation (CODELCO), El Salvador branch, has been the primary mining company, but it will be ending most of its activities by 2011 unless copper prices stay at their record levels.