Deserted Mining Town of Sewell, Chile

The town of Sewell was constructed at the dizzying height of 6,000 feet high up in the Andes Mountains in Chile. Once home to 15,000 workers who traveled most of the way by rail and then walked the rest the town has now been abandoned for decades. The brightly-colored buildings, however, largely still stand – a tribute to what was once the most extensive underground copper mine in the world.

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