An abandoned mine at the Sanjiangyuan nature reserve in western China. Photo: Handout
An abandoned mine at the Sanjiangyuan nature reserve in western China. Photo: Handout

Scarred landscapes, piles of rubble and polluted waters... how illegal mining left a trail of devastation across a Chinese nature reserve

Photographs suggest illicit mines have taken a heavy toll on scenic beauty spot

Topic |   China society
An abandoned mine at the Sanjiangyuan nature reserve in western China. Photo: Handout
An abandoned mine at the Sanjiangyuan nature reserve in western China. Photo: Handout
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