Campo de Piedra Pomez, Antofagasta de la Sierra

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Explore the desolate sea of porous white rocks at Campo de Piedra Pomez, a distinctive volcanic landscape located in deserted Catamarca. Crystallization of volcanic ash and debris shortly after an explosion caused the terrain's striking pumice effect. Dry winds then carved the stone into the harsh, jagged landscape. You won't find any kiosks in this very isolated area, so bring plenty of food and water if you plan to stay for a while. Put Campo de Piedra Pomez on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Antofagasta de la Sierra trip maker tool .
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  • 800 sq km of pumice will not go unnoticed, even by satellite. The Volcan Blanco spewed something like 20-30 billion cubic meters of pumice on a surface of 20 x 40 km. The average thickness is unknown but could reach 30 metres. The wind, at the western end and Eastern Great Basin filled, is doing the rest. In the Middle has enough power to expose the stone at the sight, so the layer of pumice is still intact, covered with sand and gravel. The scene is much more than the Moon, with enormous rocks hazelnut-cream-white color that stand out for 10-15 meters high on a sea of sand and crushed pumice. For mileage, kilometers ...
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  • It is a wonderful place. The landscapes are incredible. On the way of ida as mountains and volcanoes of all color: black, red, Orange, green, etc. are I think that they have nothing to envy to what is seen in the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Arriving at the field of pumice stone walk is done to explore and enjoy the thousand shapes that are as eroded by wind stones. Of course that should go with a guide and a 4 X 4 vehicle. A place with images will one always in remembrance.
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  • We went with my family and we met this incredible beauty field, it seems otherworldly, it is something fantastic, it is 20 km from Antofagasta and the only bad thing is the way, we all saw. If they come to Catamarca you should not come. Highly recommended
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  • A unique place. Strange pumice stone formation make it look like somewhere out of this world. Go at sunset and enjoy the golden hues and then on the way back stare at the stars so brilliant you can almost touch them!
  • After the Galán volcano, is one of most beautiful places which has the Argentina. It is wonderful to see such beauty!
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  • Alien landscape in the North of Argentina. Without words.
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  • An amazing place! I hope the province of Catamarca and the nation can pool resources to protect this natural wonder.
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  • Beautiful place. Postcards from another planet
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