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Top 6 salt lakes in China (6)
08:48, April 06, 2011  

Chaerhan Salt Lake in southern Tsaidam Basin in Qinghai Province is one of the largest natural salt lakes in the world, covering more than 5,800 square kilometers. It holds more than 50 billion tons of sodium chloride, or table salt, which can supply 6 billion people for 1,000 years. The briny water of the lake crystallizes into salt under the searing heat, forming a hardened salt bed around the lake.
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