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Badab e Surt | Iran (by Mojtaba Shadman Rad)

This beautiful red like mineral spring is located between Semnan and Sari near a village which is named Malkhast. These beautiful colors are because of several different mineral salts like iron and calcium salts that are surely in the way where water comes up from the source reservoir under the ground. Upper pressure and temperature of water inside the reservoir than the surface leads to crystallization of salts during cooling and specific location of spring against the local winds has made such a different small pools.

“Badab-e Surt (Persian: باداب سورت‎) is a natural site in the Mazandaran Province of northern Iran, 95 km (59 mi.) south of the city of Sari and 7 km (4.3 mi.) west of Orost village. It comprises a range of stepped travertine terrace formations that have been created over thousands of years as flowing water from two mineral hot springs cooled and deposited carbonate minerals on the mountainside.” – Fereydoon Gharaei, 2015

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Badab-e Surt, Iran