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no, not the Arctic. Der Salar de Uyuni!

What looks like snow and ice here is nothing less than the largest dry salt lake of the Earth. 12.000 km ², to 30 Meter-thick salt crust, ca. 10.000.000.000 Tons of salt. Once the sea, This landscape was created by, that the oceanic Nazca plate from the west, deep south in the continental U.S.”Thrust-plate. Was the result, adjacent to the largest of the Earth called Faltengebierge “Other”, the Altiplano, which is here picked up a good 3500m. The region has been left here illustrated as separated from the sea and the blazing sun to dry out. About 40 “Islands ", the “See”, where one only 1000 year-old cacti, numerous fossilized coral from the (from)Time is, in which it had here yet marine life.
The salt is here and there (negligible in comparison 25.000 Tonnes per year) mined. What further down looks like candy, are salt bricks with which this example. our salt hotel will be built.

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Author: Ahmed
Date: Saturday, 27. February 2010 7:05
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