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Salt Flats of the Salinas Grandes, Argentina

29.9S 64.7W

December 22nd, 2011 Category: Mountains, Salt Flats

Argentina - December 22nd, 2011

The white areas in the lower left quadrant of this image are the Salinas Grandes, a salt desert in the Córdoba and Santiago del Estero provinces of the Sierras de Córdoba in Argentina.

The Salinas Grandes cover an area of 3,200 mi² (8,290 km²). The salt desert is mined for sodium and potassium. Recently the salt flats have been explored for the lithium brine beneath its salt. Here, the Andes Mountains can be observed west of the salt flats.

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