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Salt Flats and Lagoons in the Atacama Desert, Chile

Road to Maricunga salt flat

Viewpoint Atacama

W. Griem, 2005 - 2021

Maricunga salt flat in the Atacama desert, Chile

Photo: Salar de Maricunga - Maricunga salt flat- from the road to Portezuelo Codocedo. Below you can see the International Police and Customs facilities (almost 9 kilometers away in a straight line). The height of the sector is 3850 meters - the salt flat is 3760 meters above sea level.
(Kodak3289; W. Griem 2007)

Location: Near the High Cordillera, east of Copiapó.
Nearest town: Copiapó (162 km)
Petrol: Copiapó (162 km)
The place: The Maricunga salt lake is located about 3700 meters above sea level. It is an outflowless salt pan, the southernmost in the Chilean Andes. There are no restaurants, overnight accommodations or petrol stations along the route. The police station is located on the eastern shore of the salt lake.
UTM: E486565 / N70.30.114 - Height: 3863 m.
more information of the salt flat Maricunga

Information Photo: Kodak Camera DX6490
Focal length: 52,6mm (=317/35mm) | Time: 1:350
F: f/8 | Original size: 2304 x 1728 | Date: 2007/02/22/13:03 hrs.

Map of Salt flat Maricunga


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