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Maras salt mines Peru
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Maras salt mines

Salt is extracted from mines that were already in use in pre-Columbian times. Maras, located in the region of Cuzco, boasts of a spectacular group of 3,000 salt mining pits. This mineral is barter value in South Andean villages.

Maras salt mines

Maras salt mines , Peru
Maras salt mines © GRAPHICOBSESSION
Maras salt mines , Peru
Maras salt mines © GRAPHICOBSESSION
Maras salt mines , Peru
Maras salt mines © Glowimages / age fotostock
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