Dasht-e Lut

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Dasht-e Lut,

Iran: see Dasht-e KavirDasht-e Kavir
, great salt desert, c.500 mi (800 km) long and c.200 mi (320 km) wide, SE of the Elburz Mts., N central Iran. It is a huge basin of interior drainage named after the kavirs (salt marshes) located there. The Kavir Buzurg (Great Kavir), c.200 mi (320 km) long and c.
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The Lut Desert is home to the hottest recorded point on the Earth's surface and is currently being considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its unique desert environment.
Alfatti said, "In my long guiding career, our team's success in Iran's Lut Desert is one of my most memorable experiences.
A team of 12 will traverse the Lut Desert in the footsteps of Wilfred Thesiger and Marco Polo to approach the hottest place on earth (during its cool season) passing geological phenomena, lunar landscapes and desert star dunes.
Iran (Oct): arduous traverse of the Lut desert, home to the hottest point on earth.
In 2012, Iran discovered huge reserves of high-quality Iron ore in the country's Central Lut desert.
Two men have been killed in recent months when they drove over landmines planted in the Lut Desert hundreds of kilometers from any former war zone.
On January 1, a similar explosion also in the Lut Desert claimed the life of Amir Talebi Gol, a wildlife researcher and head of a desert expedition group.