Salar de Uyuni area of 10,582 square kilometers - the largest salt plateau in the world. It is located in the Potosí and Oruro departments in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes. His height - 3656 m above sea level. Saline was the result of changes in several prehistoric lakes. His is a layer of salt crust in a few meters, and is incredibly smooth. This is the main source of salt in the region containing lithium. Here, 50-70% of total world reserves of lithium, which is currently being mined. A large area, clear skies and exceptional evenness of the surface of salt marsh make an ideal place for the calibration of the Earth from satellite altimeters. And after the rain turns into a salt marsh in the world's largest mirror. Photos in this post will help you to feel the vastness of the place.
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