Sol de Mañana Geiser and sulver
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Beeklust
S 22° 26.015 W 067° 45.367
19K E 628007 N 7518650
Quick Description: Sol de Mañana (Spanish: Morning Sun) is a geothermal area in Sur Lípez Province in the Potosi Department of south-western Bolivia. It extends over 10 km2, between 4800m and 5000m in altitude.
Location: Bolivia
Date Posted: 6/1/2021 9:20:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM14AXP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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Long Description:
There are in South America, in the gigantic Cordillera de los Andes, a large number of volcanoes and volcanic areas. There are the tallest on the planet, although not the most active. However, many are not extinct, they are simply "half asleep."

At her feet and in her deep entrails, the boiling liquefied rock warms the environment. The groundwater that flows through there, in contact with these very high temperatures, turns into steam, steam at very high pressure, which seeks its escape route to the surface. When found, it forms the striking steaming plumes of steam and boiling water called geysers.

The Tatio geysers, on the Chilean side of the Atacama Andes, are famous.

Less known for the difficulties of access and the remoteness of its location, but I would dare to say that the most beautiful are those that we find in Bolivia on the other side of the volcanic mountain range that acts as the border between the two countries. They have been baptized as the "Sun of Tomorrow" geysers, precisely because it is that time of day when the marked difference in temperature between the air and the steam added to the grazing illumination of the sun, magnify their splendor.

We can safely say that it is the highest geyser field in the world, since its location at 4,820 meters above sea level is 500 meters higher than Tatio's.

This area is characterized by intense volcanic activity and the sulphur springs field is full of mud lakes and steam pools with boiling mud. There are still several wells, one of which emits pressurized steam, visible in the morning up to 50 meters high. The major mud lakes are located at 4850m.[citation needed] The field is seismically active.
Sol de Mañana, together with El Tatio, is among the geothermal fields located at high altitude and is associated with the volcanic system of the Altiplano-Puna volcanic complex, as well as with a fault system that connects the two. Sol de Mañana is part of the geothermal system of the Laguna Colorada caldera; Cerro Guacha and Pastos Grandes have been proposed to be the heat sources as well. This geothermal field has been investigated for the potential of geothermal power generation.

The region of Sol de Mañana is volcanic, with extensive exposure of Miocene-Pleistocene materials ranging from andesite to rhyodacite, as well as extensive faulting. Moraines also occur in the area.
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Parking Coordinates: N 22° 26.015 W 067° 45.367

Access fee (In local currency): .00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: yes

Public Transport available: no

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