CHILE: Dynamite

Amid the barren, mud-colored hills surrounding Chile's Chuquicamata, stood last week a knot of enthusiastic newshawks. They had stopped off on their way home from a Pan-American Press Conference at Valparaiso for a gigantic entertainment specially staged for them by the world's largest copper mines. They were to see one of the world's largest explosions, the firing of 3,000,000 Ib. of dynamite.

In the mine's open terrace workings, from which ore is grabbed by twelve mechanical shovels, the dynamite had been laid. All was nearing readiness for the festive blowoff and the newshawks, standing at a safe distance, plugged...

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