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Salinas Grandes and Mar Chiquita, Argentina

38.7S 62.9W

April 5th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Salt Flats

Argentina - March 31st, 2012

Salt flats can be observed in several parts of this image of Argentina: the large salt desert of the Salinas Grandes, just below the center of the image, and salt flats by Mar Chiquita, near the right edge.

The Salinas Grandes are located in the Córdoba and Santiago del Estero provinces of the Sierras de Córdoba in Argentina. They cover an area of 3,200 mi² (8,290 km²). They are of industrial importance for their sodium and potassium mines, and they have recently been used for the lithium brine beneath the salt.

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