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Salt Flats and Lagoons in the Atacama Desert, Chile

Salt flat Maricunga and Copiapo Volcano

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W. Griem, 2005 - 2021

Salt flat Maricunga and Copiapo Volcano in the Atacama desert, Chile

Photo: Maricunga Salt Flat with the Copiapó Volcano in the background. The photo was taken from the north end of the salt flat. The distance to the volcano is still 54 kilometers (about 29 km to the south shore of the salt flat and from there 25 kilometers more. Only during very clear days, without fog, you can enjoy this wonderful panorama.
Height of the shot: 3760 m above sea level. Height of Copiapó Volcano: 6052 meters above sea level. Distance to the volcano: 54 kilometers
(Kodak13290; W. Griem 2007)
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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: E493.378 / N70.31.231 - Height: 3758 m. (picture).
more information of the salt flat Maricunga

Information Photo: Kodak Camera DX6490
Focal length: 36,2mm (=218/35mm) | Time: 1:750
F: f/8 | Original size: 2304 x 1728 | Date: 2007/02/22/13:07 hrs.

Map of the area of the salt flat Maricunga at Atacama desert, Chile


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