Aerial shot oxidised old mining iron minerals in water Rio Tinto by Marilar Irastorza for Stocksy United

Aerial shot oxidised old mining iron minerals in water Rio Tinto

Textures of Rio Tinto in Huelva (Spain). Located in a region that legend claims was part of King Solomon's mines, the Rio Tinto looks like deep, red wine, because iron is dissolved in the highly acidic river water. Mining activity at the Tinto River dates back at least 5,000 years. According to NASA scientists, the Rio Tinto area is an important analog to searching for life in liquid water, deep beneath the subsurface of Mars.

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Uploaded 13 June, 2013
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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