/ p o p u l a t i o n / 3 9 7 // My travels took me through a peculiar town today. Once a Mecca of the gold mining industry yielding billions in ore, now stands a near ghost town eerily rich in history.
Arrival at #riotinto ... after looking at the Rio Tinto skyscraper in #perth , jumping on huge machine en route to Rio Tinto’s mine in northern #queensland last year... pretty special to go see where it all began. I’ve been to a few mining museums now and this one was the best, hands down. So it’s no surprise it’s received many accolades... the #drive there is beautiful (and that track “unknown touch” was perfect with its #spanishguitar )... dunno, maybe once a miner always a miner, but mining in itself is fascinating. I think so anyway! Course I know the environmental impact. I’m talking about the history of mining... and how it typically Happens in very beautiful parts of the world. #mining#miningtown#españa🇪🇸#roadtrip