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The Bauxite Quarry

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The bauxite quarry is located a few feet from Otranto (near Punta Palascìa and its lighthouse) and is what remains of an old abandoned mine. In the 1970s, when extraction was suspended, water infiltration created an emerald-coloured pond within the quarry which is surrounded by banks coloured by the presence of the mineral.