Salar Grande


Path to the site

Chile / Tarapacá, Region (I. Region) / Iquique, Provinz / Salar Grande

Exposure description

Einfachste Gruben dienen der Verdunstung des Wassers zur Gewinnung von Salz.

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Salar Grande, Iquique, Tarapacá, CL
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Minerals (Count: 84)

Rocks (Count: 5)

Reference- and Source indication, Literature


  • Egert, R.E.; Vieira, G.C.; Bobenrieth, G.L. (1983): Mineralization of uranium associated with halite from Salar Grande, I Region de Tarapaca, Chile. Minerales 38, 7-19.
  • Perez, A., Luis, E. (1987): Uranium occurrences in Neogene formations of northern Chile. Nucleotecnica 12, 15-29.
  • Ericksen, G.E. (1995): Upper Tertiary and Quaternary continental saline deposits in the central Andean region, Chile. Geol. Ass. Canada Spec. Paper, Vol. Date 1993, 40 (Mineral Deposit Modeling), 89-102.
  • Gramain, A.; Diaz, G.C.; Demergasso, C.; Lowenstein, T.K; McGenity, T.J. (2011): Archaeal diversity along a subterranean salt core from the Salar Grande (Chile). Environmental microbiology 13, 2105-21.
  • Cheng, Z.Y. et al. (2016): Oxalate formation under the hyperarid conditions of the Atacama desert as a mineral marker to provide clues to the source of organic carbon on Mars. J. Geophys. Res.: Biogeosciences 121, 1593-1604.


GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) WsPMLiigaUCtLjmhyK8cAg
GUID (Global unique identifier) 2ECCC35A-A028-4069-AD2E-39A1C8AF1C02
Database ID 7682