Museo Minero de Tierra Amarilla

Museum in Copiapó

To find out more about the region's geology, head 18km southeast of town to this private museum near the village of Tierra Amarilla. Surrounded by working mines, the restored 200-year-old quincho (barbecue house/hut) features eight rooms exhibiting fossils, volcanic rocks, meteorites, minerals and oxidated rare stones. Catch a yellow colectivo from the corner of Chacabuco and Chañarcillo.