Salar de Uyuni
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Basic Information

Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest salt flat. It is located in southwestern Bolivia near the crest of the Andes mountain range and covers 10,582 square kilometers. During the wet season the flat is covered by a thin sheet of water, making it highly reflective - and in effect turning it into the world's largest mirror. This phenomenon has been used to calibrate the positioning of satellites.

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Bibliography
1. The world's largest natural mirror @ Fognanzos - has lots of images of the mirroring effect

Game and Story Use

  • If some mirrors are able to reflect the soul of the viewer, might a mirror this large reflect the soul of the universe itself?
    • This might not be a good thing.
      • Though figuring this out might require viewing the flat via light frequencies beyond the visible spectrum - which might be a nasty surprise for astronomers when they attempt to calibrate their new satellites with it.
  • In some stories, mirrors also act as gateways to other worlds and universes. Could this flat also work as a gateway? And if so, what titanic entities might emerge from it, possibly with the help of a foolish summoner?
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