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At·a·ca·ma Desert

 (ăt′ə-kăm′ə, ä′tä-kä′mä)
An arid region of northwest Chile. One of the driest areas in the world, it has yielded great nitrate and copper wealth.

Atacama Desert

(Spanish ataˈkama)
n
(Placename) a desert region along the W coast of South America, mainly in N Chile: a major source of nitrates. Area: about 80 000 sq km (31 000 sq miles)

A′ta•ca′ma Des′ert

(ˈæt əˈkæm ə, ˌæt-, ˈɑ təˈkɑ mə, ˌɑ tə-)
n.
an arid region in N Chile: nitrate deposits. ab. 70,000 sq. mi. (181,300 sq. km).
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Noun1.Atacama Desert - a desert in northern Chile rich in nitrate and copper depositsAtacama Desert - a desert in northern Chile rich in nitrate and copper deposits
Chile, Republic of Chile - a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast
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Northward of these, there is one other very miserable valley, called Paposo, which contains about two hundred souls; and then there extends the real desert of Atacama -- a barrier far worse than the most turbulent ocean.
Led by Washington State University planetary scientist Dirk Schulze-Makuch, an international team studied the driest corner of South America's Atacama Desert, where decades pass without any rain.
It may rain once a decade or less in South America's Atacama Desert, but tiny bacteria and microorganisms survive there, hinting at the possibility of similar life on Mars, researchers said.
OTCQB: WCTXF) (TSX Venture: LIC) has closed a deal with Chile-based Durus Copper Chile Spa of Santiago whereby LiCo can earn up to a 60% interest in the Purickuta Lithium Exploitation Concession located within Chile's Salar de Atacama, the company said.
com/en/news/2265/chile-desert-combed-clues-life-mars) a report  from the France-based international news service AFP, the Atacama Desert in Chile is a natural comparison to Mars because it is "hot, dusty and extremely dry.
A deep restructuring process led Goldcorp and Teck to carry out its most ambitious project in the Atacama region (northern Chile) through New Union SpA.
Meanwhile another containers ship Atacama also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours.
The highly successful Atacama range of modular air dryers manufactured by Hi-line Industries has been extended to incorporate a third filtration tower.
HI-LINE INDUSTRIES reports the Atacama range of modular air dryers it manufactures has been extended to incorporate a third filtration tower.
Gold is mainly found in the Antofagasta, Atacama and Elqui provinces, while silver reserves are located in Antofagasta and Atacama.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- In a harsh environment with very little water and intense ultraviolet radiation, most life in the extreme Atacama Desert in Chile exists as microbial colonies underground or inside rocks.
Guiados por la idea de justificar la anexion de la totalidad del desierto de Atacama por parte de las fuerzas chilenas en la Guerra del Pacifico, los intelectuales de este pais han tendido a sostener que Bolivia carecia de derechos sobre esas tierras y, por lo tanto, Chile nunca la despojo de nada.