Amiantos Mine & Diamond Hidden Lake, Troodos, Cyprus

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While the Mediterranean island of Cyprus is closely associated with copper mining, the red metal is not the only mineral to be found on here.  Another is asbestos, whose fibers were used extensively for insulation before it was discovered that they are highly carcinogenic.  In this video, contributor and pilot Iaian Jordan used a drone to film the Amiantos asbestos mine near the center of the country.  Like all asbestos mines, it's been closed, leaving a substantial legacy of cleanup costs.

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