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Copiapó

(kōpyäpō`), city (1990 est. pop. 79,268), capital of Atacama region, N central Chile, on the Copiapó River. An industrial city at the southern edge of the Atacama Desert, Copiapó has industries that ship and process the copper, gold, and silver of the surrounding region. The city was founded in 1540 by Pedro de ValdiviaValdivia, Pedro de
, c.1500–1554, Spanish conquistador, conqueror of Chile. One of Francisco Pizarro's best officers in the conquest of Peru, educated, energetic, somewhat less cruel and avaricious than his fellow conquerors, Valdivia obtained permission from Pizarro to
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, the Spanish conqueror of Chile. It is connected to Argentina by a highway across the Andes.

Copiapó

 

a city in Chile, administrative center of the Atacama Province, in the valley of the Copiapo River, on the Pan American Highway. Population, 47,100 (1969). Railroad station. Copiapó is an important center for the mining of copper and iron ores. Copper is smelted there. The city was founded in 1540.

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In the great mining provinces of Coquimbo and Copiapo, firewood is very scarce, and men search for it over every hill and dale; and by this means nearly all the richest mines have there been discovered.
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Utilizing SolarReserve's proprietary solar thermal energy storage technology, the Copiapo Solar Project, scheduled to reach commercial operation in 2019, will deliver 260 megawatts (MW) of reliable, clean, non-intermittent baseload power 24 hours a day to consumers of the central interconnected system (SIC).
2010: The Copiapo mining accident trapped 33 Chilean miners approximately 2,300 ft below the ground.
It has 100 MW (megawatts) of installed capacity and is located in the municipality of Copiapo, in the Atacama Desert.
COPIAPO, Chile -- French actress Juliette Binoche's scream pierced the frigid night in the remote Chilean desert: ''They are alive
The line will stretch 570 km (354 miles) from Mejillones municipality, in Antofagasta region, to Copiapo, in Atacama region.
The San Jose mine, near Copiapo, collapsed on August 5.
Cortes points out that there are over 800 mines in the Copiapo region alone and several thousand throughout the count]y, some of which are so large that they resemble underground cities, complete with roads, traffic lights, hospitals, and restaurants.
Le mineur Edison Pena a ete hospitalise mercredi a Copiapo (nord), a 50 km de la mine d'or et de cuivre de San Jose au fond de laquelle les mineurs ont ete bloques pendant 69 jours.
Vilches represents Copiapo, the community closest to the San Jose Mine where the collapse occurred.