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Salt Ponds in Qinghai

Salt Ponds in Qinghai, Gasi Kule Lake, Haixi, China
    These green bodies of something look like salt evaporation ponds… At any rate, Gasi Kule Lake is salty.   Name: Salt Ponds in Qinghai Lat, Long: 38.073490, 90.998652 Location: Gasi Kule Lake, Haixi, China  
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Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto, Minas de Riotinto, Huelva, Spain
    This unusual river is very acidic and red in colour due to dissolved iron. There is also a mine down there. More info here.   Name: Rio Tinto Lat, Long: 37.703601,-6.603344 Location: Minas de Riotinto, Huelva, Spain  
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Hambach Surface Mine

Hambach Surface Mine, Niederzier and Elsdorf, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany
    Hambach surface mine, or Tagebau Hambach, is the deepest open pit mine, 293 metres below sea level.   Name: Hambach Surface Mine Lat, Long: 50.909961,6.514177 Location: Niederzier and Elsdorf, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany  
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Loose Stone Quarry

Loose Stone Quarry, Riverside, California, USA
    A bunch of loose stones. Is this a quarry?   Name: Giant Pentagram Lat, Long: 34.025607,-117.461255 Location:  Riverside, California, USA  
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Pink Mountain

Pink Mountain, Kamchatka Krai, Russia
    Similar to yesterday’s post, but quite a distance from it. Some believe this is an optical effect causing snow to look pink.   Name: Pink Mountain Lat, Long: 57.039236,158.354133 Location: Kamchatka Krai, Russia  
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Pink Crater

Pink Crater, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia
    This looks pretty intriguing… Make sure to zoom out; there’s more interesting stuff around it as well.   Name: Pink Crater Lat, Long: 57.586375,134.652847 Location: Khabarovsk Krai, Russia  
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Gates of Hell

    This magnificent fiery crater was created in 1971 by Soviet geologists who, while drilling, stumbled upon a gas-rich cavern and decided to burn of the gas sipping through the cracks. It was expected to burn off in a few days, but is still burning today. More...
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Cargill Salt Ponds

Cargill Salt Evaporation Ponds, Newark, California, USA
    Cargill salt evaporation ponds, also known as San Francisco Bay Salt Ponds are very colourful. They feature colours from green to orange to bright red. Such change in colour is caused by algae and shows the salinity of water; green indicates lower salinity than red or orange. These ponds are...
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