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Travelling in Chile
SME Annual Meeting, CD (2011)
  • Fathi Habashi
Chile is at present the largest copper and rhenium producer and was before World War I the largest nitrate producer. She is also an important producer of lithium carbonate and molybdenum oxide. An important event in the history of the country is the Pacific War of 1879-1883 in which she acquired the northern provinces initially belonged to Bolivia and Peru. In 1888 Chile annexed Easter Island. The Chilean mineral and cultural history is briefly reviewed together with the people who contributed to her development. The present report is the result of a number of academic and industrial visits to Chile during the period 1992 to 2009.
  • Copper,
  • Nitrates,
  • Atacama,
  • Lithium,
  • Guano,
  • Easter Island,
  • Trapiche,
  • War of the Pacific,
  • Inca,
  • Rhenium,
  • Molybdenum,
  • Tropic of Capricorn
Publication Date
March, 2011
Citation Information
Fathi Habashi. "Travelling in Chile" SME Annual Meeting, CD (2011)
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