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The Salinas Grandes (Salt Flats)

Are over 3,400 meters high, in an area of 2100 square kilometers (located between the 10 largest salt flats in the world), a white spot looking crisp and sectioned in arbitrary hexagons
It extends at the side of National Highway No.52 road to Paso de Jama,in the province of Jujuy in the middle of the northern landscape.
The crust has a thickness of 8 to 30 inches, which still are exploited in an artisanal way, it’s the result from the evaporation of inland saline waters of volcanic origin, formed from 5 and 10 million years ago

While enjoying and visiting the pools of salt, you can appreciate the work of salt´s artisans famous for their works (sculptures) of...obviously.... salt

There the silence is only broken by one's steps on the dry surface or some vehicle crossing it

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Additional Photos by Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1842 W: 12 N: 3675] (14606)
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