Chacabuco. A ghost town in Chile’s desert.


A ghost town begins. 1924 , the Lautaro Nitrate Company Ltd., Chacabuco soon fell into ruin as the nitrate mining boom in Chile came to an abrupt halt at the end of the 1930s. Synthetic nitrate had been invented in Germany at the turn of the 20th century and by the 1930s and 40s hadContinue reading “Chacabuco. A ghost town in Chile’s desert.”