What a beatiful hike The lake is lovely and the mining town looks fascinating. I d love to treasure hunt there!
Ps I thought cinnabar was a red lacquer used in Chinese art so I looked it up as a mineral ore--- seems it is the mineral used to produce mercury! Those ovens probably heated the ore to extract the pure mercury. It s considered dangerous to humans if handled so I guess treasure hunting and rock hunting there is a bad idea. Interesting!
Soooo pretty!! And what a fun destination to get to explore.
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