The Eledio Quartz Mines

Published 22nd of April, 2018

While researching for new places to visit, we stumbled across references to a Quartz Mine in Eledio, a village not far from Polemi. This sort of thing is right up our alley, so we packed our camera and set off in the trusty Pajero...

Somewhere Near Lemona


We haven't explored the region to the east of Ezousa Valley as much as other areas. The area above Nata and below Letymbou is fairly remote, and not somewhere we would travel on the way to any other destination. So we decided to rectify that, and set about investigating suitable routes.

While researching online, the image of the Eledio Quartz Mine kept appearing, so we had to visit it. However, there wasn't much information. The location of Eledio itself wasn't that clear, in part, because it was moved some years ago. So we decided to set off from Polemi through Letymbou, then stick to right hand turns.

Distant Minthis Hills


The Ezousa Valley is to our right, and beyond that Minthis Hills. Parts of this area were actually covered in an earlier blog by Max.

More Gypsum


So we were not surprised to find lots of gypsum in the countryside.

Close Up


These formations were similar to the ones near the church in Letymbou.

Fish Tail Gypsum


These specimens were superb!

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