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Explosions and red rivers at the Rio Tinto Mines | Spain

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The Rio Tinto mines are said to be some of the oldest in the world with a history dating back 5000 years. It wasn’t so much the mines that drew me to the area but the colour of the landscape from the mineral rich soil. Our first stop was as the road cut between two lakes; on our left was a green tinged lake with a terracotta stained shoreline, on our right was a pink tinged lake with bizarre petrified tree trunks. It wasn’t an easy area to explore but we managed to park up and walk back along the road which didn’t have a hard shoulder or anywhere to walk safely. We soon managed to leave the road and venture down to the green lake. The water levels were low due to the drought so the shoreline was covered in cracked, orange soil. It was quite beautiful though and…

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