Gallery: Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni Salt Flat is the World’s Largest Mirr...

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Prehistoric lakes once covered the region near the crest of the Andes. When these lakes dried up over hundreds of thousands of years, their rich salt content was left behind, and thus became the thick salt crust of today. The shallow pools of brine are also rich in lithium, containing 50 to 70 percent of the earth’s sources.

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  1. amy123 December 27, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    definetly! want to go with me?

  2. John Li April 30, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Will I be able to experience the “mirror” if I go in early July, the winter season? Or is it almost 0% chance of rain and sheet of water on the surface?

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