What does atacama desert mean?

atacama desert meaning in General Dictionary

a desert in western Chile that extends around 600 miles south from Peruvian border; among driest areas on the planet, but full of nitrate and copper build up

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More recently, the extensive deposits of borates (chiefly, however, of calcium; see Colemanite) in the Mohave desert on the borders of California and Nevada, and in the Atacama desert in South America, have been the chief commercial sources of boron compounds.

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