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Salar de Talar.jpg
The volcanic complex is in the mid-distance. The snow-patched mountain looming over Caichinque is Pular.
Highest point
Elevation4,450 m (14,600 ft)
Coordinates23°57′0″S 67°44′0″W / 23.95000°S 67.73333°W / -23.95000; -67.73333
Parent rangeAndes
Mountain typeStratovolcanoes
The complex is visible at the centre of the image. Salar de Capur (left) and Salar de Talar (right).

Caichinque is a volcanic complex lying between Salar de Talar and Salar de Capur, in the high Andean plateau of the Antofagasta Region, in Chile. It is located southwest of the Salar de Atacama, directly S of Cerro Miñiques and SE of Cordón Puntas Negras forming part of the main branch of the Andean volcanic chain in this area. Route CH-23 is an approach road to the volcano area.

See also[edit]


  • "Caichinque". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.
  • González-Ferrán, Oscar (1995). Volcanes de Chile. Santiago, Chile: Instituto Geográfico Militar. p. 640 pp. ISBN 956-202-054-1.(Spanish)