THE SEVEN COLOURED EARTH(S), MAURITIUS (Tourist attraction in Mauritius)

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THE SEVEN COLOURED EARTH(S), MAURITIUS  (Tourist attraction in Mauritius)

Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth

The seven colored earth is a natural phenomenon and a prominent tourist attraction. The colors evolved through conversion of basaltic lava to clay minerals.

It is a relatively small area ofsand dunes comprising sand of seven distinct colours (approximately red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow).Chamarel

Due to the tropical weather conditions, all water-soluble elements such as silicon dioxide have been washed out. The remains are the reddish-black iron- and aluminium oxides which create shades in blue, cyan and purple. The various colors developed due to the different compositions.

And what is more fascinating is the fact that if you mix the colored earth together, they’ll eventually settle into separate layers. And you may also be puzzled as the colors might play tricks on you and may appear to be shadows…

The following paragraph gives an explicit description of the colored earth: Over the millennia…

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