The world-famous place for Atacamite crystals
The world’s best atacamite crystals were found in Chile. Especially the famous La Farola mine near Copiapó is one of the places for atacamite at its best. Situated 15 km south of the mining city Copiapó, La Farola is located in a small valley. The typical arid landscape allows fantastic views onto the desert like area and many smaller excavations and smaller mines nearby. At la Farola works are ongoing only underground an the smaller open pit areas are closed.