Desert mirror

Salar de Uyuni (Salar de Uyuni) - is a salt marsh that is dried-up salt lake. This is what says the famous Wikipedia encyclopedia on the lake "Salar de Uyuni (Spanish. Salar de Uyuni) - a dried-up salt lake in the south of the desert plains of the Altiplano, Bolivia at an altitude of 3650 meters above sea level. It has an area of ​​10,582 square kilometers and is the largest saline in the world. Located near the town of Uyuni in the departments of Oruro and Potosi in the south-west of the country. The main minerals - halite and gypsum.
When Salar de Uyuni is covered with water, it reflects the blue sky South American.

The inner part is covered with a layer of salt thickness of 2-8 meters. During the rainy season is covered with a thin layer of saline water and is transformed into the world's largest mirror. "

Lake obrazovalos13000 thousand years ago as a result of the retreat of the ocean from the depths of the continent, and now here is that many people know under the name of the Altiplano and Lake Titicaca (remember Jack London and his "Love of Life"?).

In the middle of this formation have two wells of natural origin, with a diameter of 10-15 cm and a depth of 120 meters.
10 ph via ecos.org.ua






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