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The Río Tinto (red river) is a river in southwestern Spain that originates in the Sierra Morena mountains of Andalusia. It flows generally south-southwest, r... The Río Tinto (red river) is a river in southwestern Spain that originates in the Sierra Morena mountains of Andalusia.What is Rio Tinto known for?
Rio Tinto. The Rio Tinto is a river in Andalusia, Spain. It originates in the Sierra Morena mountains and flows into the Gulf of Cádiz in Huelva. The site along the Rio Tinto river is full of copper, silver, gold, iron and other minerals.Why is the Rio Tinto river so polluted?
Rio Tinto, Spain. Over 5000 years of mining pollution have contributed to the river becoming an extreme environment, although the presence of chemolithotrophic organisms, such as iron-oxidizing bacteria and sulfur-oxidizing bacteria, are thought to be the true culprits to the river's condition.How long does the Rio Tinto keep its colour?
The river maintains its colour for an approximate length of 50 kilometres. After the 50 kilometre mark, the chemistry that makes the Rio Tinto river so unique appears to slowly decline, as does the odd colouring. The location where the chemistry of the river is altered is near a town called Niebla.