Lithium Mining in Salar de Atacama, Chile

Satellite image of lithium mining in Salar de Atacama, Chile

Detailed Description

The Salar de Atacama in Chile is a large, dry salt flat surrounded by mountain ranges and is one of the driest places on Earth. Parts of the Atacama Desert have gone without rain for as long as people have been keeping track, but water rich in dissolved salts lies beneath this flat surface. The Salar is particularly rich in lithium salts.


Image Dimensions: 1200 x 331

Date Taken:

Lat / Long: -23.545900000000 / -68.242800000000

Location Taken: CL