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Copper Mining in Chile. By: Gabe, Jacy , Matthew and Xander. Copper Production. In the late 1800’s, copper exports constituted 33% of Chile’s revenue. Mines owned by British merchants and investors. Work force composed of Native workers who lived in terrible conditions around the mines.

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Copper mining in chile

Copper Mining in Chile

By: Gabe, Jacy, Matthew and Xander


Copper production

Copper Production

In the late 1800’s, copper exports constituted 33% of Chile’s revenue.

Mines owned by British merchants and investors.

Work force composed of Native workers who lived in terrible conditions around the mines.


Export of copper

Export of Copper

The Copper from Chile was exported to the United States, Britain and other industrialized nations.

It was used to manufacture many goods that were being produced during the industrial revolution.


Copper economics

Copper Economics

Chile’s copper production and export peaked at near the endof the nineteenth century (1869).

The easily accessible copper in the mines had been all but depleted, and other countries began to undercut Chile's price.

This caused many mines to close and thousands of native workers to lose their jobs and their only means of self-support.


Three facts

Three Facts

Composed a third of Chile’s export revenue in the 1800s.

Exported to industrialized nations.

Chile’s prices began to be undercut in the 1860’s, and by 1869 had been pushed out of being the world leaders in copper production.


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