Región de Atacama

Atacama Region

The Región de Atacama is not exactly the region where the much better known Atacama Desert is located. The northern part of the region is the southern part of the Atacama Desert, the rest of it belongs to Antofagasta. Antofagasta and Atacama are the center of the Chilenian mining industry. There are numerous iron ore mines and the main copper deposits are Candelaria mine and El Salvador mine.