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A former copper mine in Agrokipia, Cyprus, which until a couple of years ago was a landfill site - this scene would have been strewn with waste. But as it has such geological significance, one of my University lecturers (who took us to visit it) campaigned to have it cleaned up - and hey presto, they delivered! It's now a beautiful site where you can enjoy the colourful mineralisation of the rocks, which is caused by the presence of copper ores precipitated by ancient hydrothermal fluids when these rocks were on the seafloor. There is iron pyrite (fool's gold) all over the place, you can just pick up chunks off the floor here!
The lake is a stunning shade of blue and looks very inviting on a hot day like this - but as it's very acidic (due to the presence of metals), you definitely wouldn't want to go for a dip! c;

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:iconduckachu:
duckachu Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
a lovely shot of what seems to be a lovely place! well done!
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much indeed! It sure is now :love:
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KururuRyu Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Waa so beautiful!!
The reflect in the water ♥♥
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:iconkezzi-rose:
Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I'm happy you like it! c: ♥
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KururuRyu Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
De nada Kiss 
Esta muy lindo el lugar ¿Cuando fuiste?
PD: Acabo de dame cuenta que te lo comenté en Ingles por pura costumbre jaja
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GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa! amazing!
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pokemonworld1525 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ♥
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adeincyprus Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
I found other pictures of this, they showed a whole mass of trash collecting on one shore, did you see anything like that when you were there. In Cyprus, it is common problem, because many locals do not have any respect for the environment, it is very sad.
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, as I wrote in the description, it used to be an actual waste-tip until last year! My University lecturer was the one who encouraged the clean-up operation, so it's beautiful now, and they plan to add a visitor's centre with information about the mine's history and its geological significance. I hope that the clean-up of more sites like this, and better public awareness of environmental respect in general, will become more forefront for the Cypriot government soon!
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adeincyprus Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
I hope so too. So many beautiful sites are strewn with rubbish, it is disgraceful.
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adeincyprus Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
It would be good if you were to post the location of this site, so that others might be able to enjoy it too.
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm fairly sure it's the Agrokipia Mine. I'll add that to the description! c:
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Lucazade330 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Stunning
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ♥
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poseidonsimons Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
beautiful. Where in cyprus is it?
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! The Agrokipia Mine, near Nicosia. c:
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poseidonsimons Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
thanks :)
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow this is pretty now. :D
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It sure is! :la:
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
:D
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EllyGirl2809 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw so pweettty :D
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! c:
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EllyGirl2809 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome:3
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eternalvampirefaerie Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks so peaceful :)
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BBLils Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Such a simple picture - usually what we normally see - and yet so beautiful :D Love it :heart:
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much! :huggle:
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BBLils Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:hug:
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rowanorth Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, so beautiful! ♥
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:iconkezzi-rose:
Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ♥
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MedusaArt Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! :D You should do more photography.
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:iconkezzi-rose:
Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks - although the vast majority of my gallery IS photography! :giggle:
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MedusaArt Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student General Artist
:XD: I haven't been watching you for that long, so I wouldn't know.
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ChloeClik Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful :D
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:iconkezzi-rose:
Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much! ♥
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ChloeClik Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome :D
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blackrose1959 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi,

Wow what a lovely shot.

Anne
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much! ♥
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iiibrokeyhu Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It seems like it really improved! It looks pretty now :meow:
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It sure has! :dummy:
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iiibrokeyhu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! :dance:
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Sleepy-Stardust Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
What would happen if you did go swimming in it? :o
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You'd probably have bad skin damage! It's not really strong acid, about pH4 I think, but would still burn~ :noes:
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