rock salt mining

Rock Salt Mining in Salinas Grandes (Jujuy, Argentina)

Workers are collecting salt in large sacks.­ The supply is almost limitless.­

This is is one of the largest salt flats (dry salt lake) in the world, located in northern Argentina, not far from the famous Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia).­

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Ruta Nacional 52, Jujuy Province, Argentina

Photos taken in Argentina in Februaty and March 2010.­

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Photos of Salinas Grandes (Jujuy, Argentina)

This is is one of the largest salt bed (dry salt lake) in the world, located in a remote altiplano desert of northern Argentina, not far for the Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia).­

I also went to nearby Uyuni but at the time, the Salar de Uyuni was completely inundated due to several days of rain, so it was difficult to visit.­ Local guides did not want to venture too far on the salar with their jeeps, as the salt would damage their engines, and could be dangerous in case of a break down).­

Rock Salt is called Halite.­ For more information, read: en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Halite

For more information about Salinas Grandes, read: es.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Salinas_­Grandes_­(Jujuy_­y_­Salta)