Museum of Volcanoes in the Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve, Chile.

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Museo de Volcanes

Sur Chico

The stone-domed Museo de Volcanes is Sur Chico's most impressive archeological museum, covering Chilean indigenous cultures, including one of the best Mapuche ornament collections in existence, an impressive lantern, padlock and iron collection, a re-creation of the 2010 Copiapó mine rescue and a pre-historic mastodon tusk, which they claim is one of only four in the world.

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