Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04798
An ore truck dumps a load of sulfur ore at Aucanquilcha volcano in northern Chile. The world's highest mine is located near the summit of 6176-m-high Volcán Aucanquilcha. A switchbacked road leads to the sulfur mines, which are located in areas of extensive hydrothermal alteration along the elongated summit ridge of the volcano.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1983.
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