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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a city in northern Chile, in the province of Atacama. Population, approximately 10,000. Blister copper is smelted in Potrerillos from concentrates obtained at the El Salvador deposit; the city exports copper by way of the port of Chañaral.
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