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Saltworks of Pedra Lume
Saltworks of Pedra Lume
Saltworks of Pedra Lume


The saltworks of Pedra Lume are of volcanic origin. The salt has been exploited until the 1990s. At the left one can see the old wooden construction of the cableway to bring the salt out of the crater.
Saltworks of Pedra Lume
Date: Nov 23, 2007
Longitude: -22 53.84'
Latitude: 16 46.15'

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Map references: left: courtesy CIA, middle: courtesy US LoC Map Collection, right: courtesy NASA.
This page has been updated on: 2011-Jul-28