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Salinas Grandes

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SALINAS GRANDES (R8x32) 3C (4C set) James (Jim) Stott Argentine Collection 2020

1- 8 1M followed by 2M+3M also 1L followed by 2L+3L dance in, cast on own side to 3rd place then dance up centre nearer hands joined to top and all couples take prom hold
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance 'Promenade Pass':
 9-12 All dance 4 bars of Promenade (all now on Men's side. 321)
 13-16 2s+1s dance up 1 place in centre while 3s dance down to 3rd place. 2s and 3s dance out to sides as 1s pass by left to finish BtoB facing opposite sides
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance Double Triangles, Bars 23-24: 1s Petronella turn to 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


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The Salinas Grandes are located in the north in the provinces of Jujuy and Salta (in Argentina), at an average altitude of 3,450 meters (11,320 feet) above sea level. It covers an area of 212 km2 (82 sq mi) and is well-known for its vast white desert. The desert is about 320 km (200 mi) long.

Covering an expansive area of about 6,000 square kilometers, Salinas Grandes stands as one of the largest salt flats in Argentina. The site is renowned for its vast, flat expanse of salt crust, creating a visually striking landscape that attracts visitors and photographers. The region's salt deposits have been formed over geological time, as the evaporation of ancient lakes left behind layers of salt and minerals.

Salinas Grandes has economic significance as well, as it serves as a source of salt extraction. The extraction process involves the collection and processing of salt from the flat's surface for various industrial applications and domestic use. This economic activity contributes to the local economy and provides employment opportunities for the surrounding communities.

Tourism has also become a notable aspect of Salinas Grandes, drawing visitors who seek to witness the unique natural beauty of the salt flat. People can easily reach the Salinas Grandes site by driving on a road, which has made it a popular place for tourists to visit and explore the different landscapes in the Puna region.

Salinas Grandes
Salinas Grandes


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