Bolivia – Salt (Salar de Uyuni)

Piles of salt at the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Piles of salt at the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Yesterday, I promised you to say something about “salt” at the Salar de Uyuni, so here it is – the image that made me very happy, because I was really hoping to see it there. 馃檪

Salar de Uyuni contains lots of minerals, especially sodiums, potassiums, lithiums, and magnesiums.
Apparently, there is about 10 billion tonnes of salt, of which less than 25,000 tonnes is extracted annually.


Wczoraj obieca艂am, 偶e dzisiaj b臋dzie o soli na Salar de Uyuni, wi臋c oto zdj臋cie. Mia艂am ogromn膮 nadziej臋 zobaczy膰 takie sto偶ki i uda艂o si臋 – co偶 to by艂a dla mnie za rado艣膰! 馃檪

Salar de Uyuni zawiera w sobie wiele minera艂贸w, przede wszystkim s贸d, potas, magnez i du偶膮 ilo艣膰 litu. Zawarto艣膰 wszelkich soli to oko艂o 10 miliard贸w ton, z czego rocznie wydobywa si臋 25,000 ton.

14 thoughts on “Bolivia – Salt (Salar de Uyuni)”

  1. Extraordinary! I’ve walked across a salt lake and sunk beneath the crust in places. The glare was blinding. I didn’t see the salty outcrops shown in your photo though.

  2. Who puts the salt into little piles? The government or a company? Does it have to be elaborately processed, or could people use it from what’s there?
    Fun to see and learn with you.

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