Salar de Maricunga

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The Salar de Maricunga is located 160 kilometers northeast of Copiapo, Chile, road border crossing at San Francisco. It lies at an altitude of 3756 meters and covers an area of ??approximately 80 km ². It is the southernmost Chilean salar. It originated in a closed basin product or knot crossing ridges and Claudio Gay Domeyko. When the water evaporated, concentrated salt having no outlet to the sea. It faces the complex formed by the border customs Carabineros and controlling SAG Route 31-CH. It is part of the Nevado Tres Cruces National Park. In its vicinity are the highest mountains of Chile: Nevado Ojos del Salado, the highest summit in the country with 6891 msnm1 and the highest active volcano in the world, 2 and Incahuasi, San Francisco, El Fraile, El Muerto volcanoes Solo and Cerro Tres Cruces.

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