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


The Salinas de Pedra Lume developed naturally by a caldeira which sunk below sea level. Sea water is pressed through the porous underground, forming an inland lake where the water evaporates and leaves the salt.
Salt Lake at Pedra Lume
Date: Nov 23, 2007
Longitude: -22 54.14'
Latitude: 16 46.25'

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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