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Copper Canyon, Mexico, satellite image. The Copper Canyon (Barranca del Cobre in Spanish)is so called because of the green copper tinge in the rocks. This group of canyons were formed by the eroding action of six rivers. Image taken in April 2014 by the OLI (Operational Land Imager) on board the Landsat 8 space satellite. This image covers an area measuring 100 kilometres squared.
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