The Salar is a large salt desert located in Bolivia. This flat desert reflects the sun, resulting in a mirror-like effect with the sky.
'Some 40,000 years ago, the area was part of Lake Minchin, a giant prehistoric lake. When the lake dried, it left behind two modern lakes, Poopó Lake and Uru Uru Lake, and two major salt deserts, Salar de Coipasa and the larger Uyuni. Uyuni is roughly 25 times the size of the Bonneville Salt Flats in the United States. It is estimated to contain 10 billion tons of salt, from which less than 25,000 tons is extracted annually.'-Published on 1/10/2011 by Gracie Murano (Oddee.com)
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