Google Analytics (分析)
Font Size [Ctrl] + [+]:May amplify the font size,[Ctrl] + [-]:May attenuate the font size
AAA facebook icon twitter icon plunk icon Print
::: Home > Hot Spots > Jinguashi > Golden Waterfall

Golden Waterfall

Golden Waterfall Golden Waterfall Golden Waterfall
Golden Waterfall Golden Waterfall Golden Waterfall

 The Golden Waterfall is located beside the Jinsui Highway (Taipei County Road 34), half way to the Changren Community in Suinandong. The Ziqiang Bridge that crosses over it forms a 90-degree angle with the Changren Bridge that connects the Jinsui Highway and the Langman Highway (Shanjian Road).

 

The water of this waterfall comes from two sources, the Benshan Sixth Tunnel and the Changren Fifth Tunnel. When the abundant rain of Jinguashi seeps into the mine shafts through stone cracks and soil, it becomes acidulous water containing dense iron and sulfate ion particles. The water then rushes down and makes riverbanks barren due to its heavy metal and strong acidity. The waterfall has formed when the terrain drops sharply. Also, when the acidulous water gets in touch with river water or air, high-density Fe2+ is turned into Fe3+. But because Fe3+ does not easily dissolve in water, brown-yellowish Iron(III) oxide-hydroxide quickly accumulates. The FeOM in the acidulous water helps to prompt this process, too.

 

Simply put, the golden spread on the rocks is in fact a thick layer of iron ion particles. When the yellow particles flow into the sea, it results in the nearby Yin-yang Sea. The Liandong River brings such particles into the sea, too.

Last Updated:2019-06-04 08:38
3people recommend this spot
Recommend